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Sleep, Siesta, Nap

Culture of Sleep

Sleeping is a topic that keep many parents busy. In addition to the questions of when the child should leave the parental bedroom and sleep in his own bed and how the child should sleep, many parents also considers how much afternoon nap is good and necessary for their child. Even within a kindergarten group, the educators observe the different sleep needs and sleeping habits of the children of an age-homogenous children group and ask themselves sooner or later: What is age appropriate? How much siesta is necessary? What kind of sleep aid can I offer? 

If one considers the different sleep cultures worldwide - how is the child accompanied to sleep, when does the child sleep, where does the child sleep - can one find some opposites. A change of perspective and thinking outside the box always helps.                   

The sleeping culture describes when, where and how different cultures sleep. There are many facets to the sleeping culture: People sleep all over the world. That’s it but there is also nothing more in common, because everywhere it is different.