A latest research unveils the connection between naps and memory of an infant.
These Daytime nap is pretty significant for memory of a baby. Babies’ minds preserve memories during these naps. This is the main cause why babies usually sleep a lot in the early stage of their life. They are born with merely few fundamental reflexes. Hence, it is essential for them to take naps in order to learn whatever they have observed from their surroundings.
Experts carried out a study in which they followed the routine 216 babies of nearly 12 months. The chief objective of the research is to determine the ability of babies to remember newly learned skills. Thus, researchers taught different new tasks such as hand puppets to the participants. They observed that majority of the babies fall sleep within four hours of learning. In comparison, the remaining babies slept for a short time period of thirty minutes.
Eventually, researchers concluded that the infants who took nap after learning were able to recall to new skills. On the other hand, babies who did not sleep failed to learn anything new from the activities.
In short, the day time naps enable infants to remember new tasks. It helps toddlers to pass their mental and physical development stage.
Moreover, the Researchers of Sheffield informs that the bed time is the perfect time for learning. It plays a vital role in the learning process of babies.
The study is published in Journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.