Sleep problems start when babies' senses are over-stimulated and babies are fed at unpredictable times. When a baby does not sleep enough, the levels of hormones, such as cortisone and epinephrine, rise. This causes the baby to be more alert and camouflages the baby’s mental fatigue. This article includes facts that present-day parents need to know and understand to help their children sleep.
Ester Delhoofen is a medical doctor licensed in the Netherlands. She has extensive complementary training in anthroposophical (Waldorf) medicine, many years of professional experience with children 0-4 years of age, and is the mother of three children.