Did you know that when children are asleep their bones are growing?

As suggested by a study carried out by scientists from Emory University, in the United States, they have investigated the relationship between the hours of sleep and the growth of children, among other factors, demonstrating that “spurts” that occur suddenly They are directly related to an increase in the hours that the child sleeps, as occurs in periods of illness or fever.

Specifically, 43% of babies experienced a small “spurt” at times when there was an “extra” or unusual nap, and one in five also grew at each period in which they slept an hour more than usual.

While it is true that growth hormone is released at its highest levels during sleep, it is also released in a punctuated way, and in smaller amounts at intervals of 3 to 5 hours throughout the day.

Thus, the popular perception that children grow overnight is true, as also found by a group of scientists in a study done with lambs published in the Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Experts from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in Madison placed a series of sensors on the leg bones of the lambs to determine their growth and found that 90% occurred while the animals were sleeping or at rest.

The debate over the study of bone growth leads us to wonder when brain growth might primarily occur and how discontinuous it might be. This study delves into the growth of skills and body parts and how the way to measure it has shown us a still photo, a series of snapshots, but not the gradual process.

Thus, not only do children grow taller in a punctuated way, but also their brains and other parts of their bodies.

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