Sleep-Wake Patterns in the First Two Years


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1. A baby is 9 months old and wakes up once every night. This means the baby is engaged in _____ sleep.

2. Sleeping only once in a 24-hour period is called:

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the differences between adult sleep and infant sleep and why babies need so much sleep.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Change and growth in humans
  • Multiple sleep periods during a 24-hour period
  • Sleeping only once in a 24-hour period
  • Quantity of sleep a baby needs compared to how much an adult needs
  • Reason why a baby needs so much sleep

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related sleep and wake patterns in babies and toddlers lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about newborn sleep in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as polyphasic and monophasic sleep

Additional Learning

To learn more about sleep in babies and toddlers, review the lesson called Sleep-Wake Patterns in the First Two Years. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Identify key components of sleep development
  • Review the amount of recommended sleep for newborns, toddlers and adults
  • Distinguish differences between polyphasic and monophasic sleep