The Science of Sleep

What do babies need? Ask anyone–a mom, a dad, a scientist for that matter–and you’ll hear that a baby’s needs boil down to the most basic of human needs: nourishment, touch, care, love, and sleep.

As adults, we’ve no doubt pushed ourselves through sleepless days and nights at one time or another. Sometimes it’s a conscious decision to forgo unconscious dreaming–cramming for a test, staying up to get work done. Other times, a racing mind or neighbor’s power drill just keeps us awake until dawn.