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why do kids sleep so well?

Discussion in 'Sleep' started by SwanRonson, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. SwanRonson

    SwanRonson Senior Member

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    Forgive the naivety of this question, but I always wish I could sleep as well as my kids do. My teenage boy and 7 year old daughter sleep for like 10-12 hours a night. What is going on with them chemically that allows such long, deep sleep?
     
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  2. drob31

    drob31 Senior Member

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    I would guess their HPA-axis is functioning normally and their hormones are balanced. No brain inflammation or nuerotoxins, normal circadian rythm
     
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    boombachi Senior Member

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    Not mine! My eldest never slept more than 8 hrs as a child. He was regularly up at 5 in the morning and often would wake up for a couple of hours in the middle of the night. As a teenager, he now regularly sleeps well past 6 in the mor
     
  4. Alvin2

    Alvin2 If humans were rational...

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    The question is why do we sleep so poorly... :cry::bang-head::bang-head::bang-head::cry::aghhh:
     
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  5. ChrisD

    ChrisD Senior Member

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    Larger supply of Bifido!
     
  6. SwanRonson

    SwanRonson Senior Member

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    Do you have any further info on this you could point to? I'm cautiously experimenting with gut biome right now.
     

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