Researchers Find Human Infant Brains, Bodies Are Active During New Sleep Stage
[Source: Medical X-Press]
Human babies do even more than we thought while sleeping.
A new study from University of Iowa researchers provides further insights into the coordination that takes place between infants’ brains and bodies as they sleep.
The Iowa researchers have for years studied infants’ twitching movements during REM sleep and how those twitches contribute to babies’ ability to coordinate their bodily movements. In this study, the scientists report that beginning around three months of age, infants see a pronounced increase in twitching during a second major stage of sleep, called quiet sleep.
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