In some hospitals, baby care rooms are used to facilitate the care of newborns, and it is customary to place them in a long-lit environment. Studies have found that this long-term environment may cause the rhythm of newborns to sleep and wake up.
The joint research team of Tohoku University and Vanderbilt University in the United States published a paper in the American Journal of Pediatric Research. The experimental results showed that long-term lighting disturbs the circadian clock that regulates sleep and wakefulness in young rat brain cells. The mechanism of the body clock in the human body is basically the same as that of the experimental mouse, so the Changming environment may also have the same effect on the newborn.
A doctor at the Affiliated Hospital of Tohoku University in Japan said that the effect of light on the newborn's biological clock may be the same as that of the young rat. Therefore, the brightness of the neonate's living environment should be in accordance with nature's day-night alternation.
In addition, the newborn's stimulation of light is more sensitive, and the indoor light is too bright or too dark, it is not conducive to the development of newborn brain. Indoor high-intensity fluorescent lighting, direct sunlight, will cause a certain degree of adverse effects on newborns, strong light stimulation can increase the probability of neonatal retinopathy, continuous lighting will lead to the baby's biological clock law changes, sleep Reduced ability.
So, how to set up neonatal indoor lighting?
1, the baby's room is best natural light irradiation: natural light energy and ultraviolet radiation, such as adequate exposure to the interior, the baby's health is very good, but also a complete manifestation of the daytime and black days, the baby is good for growing up , And plenty of light helps the baby's vision development, but mothers should pay attention to direct sunlight on the baby's face, especially the eyes.
2, the lighting can also take the whole and partial two ways:
Whole: When the baby is playing, he can use the overall lighting to provide sufficient lighting, can make the room warm, the baby is safe, and help the baby to eliminate fear when playing alone.
Partial: At night, it is usually possible to take local lighting of the dimming lights, dim the lights, switch off the lights without scaring the baby, or installing a small night light, which is very convenient when nursing the baby.
3, to ensure that all the light surface is low brightness: baby room light source, to ensure that all light surfaces are low brightness, or let the light shine on the wall, ceiling or other object surface and then reflect. In the evening or night, if there is no special need, it is better not to open the lamp in the baby room, but to open the lights in other rooms next to it, such as the bathroom, the lamp in the living room, concealing the door and passing through some dim, weak and weak. Light can be.
If the baby sleeps with his parents and needs lights at night, try to open a warm night light.
4, newborns are more sensitive to light stimulation: indoor light is too bright or too dark, are not conducive to neonatal brain development. Indoor high-intensity fluorescent lighting, direct sunlight, will cause a certain degree of adverse effects on newborns, strong light stimulation can increase the probability of neonatal retinopathy, continuous lighting will lead to the baby's biological clock law changes, sleep Reduced ability.