Healthy and sound sleep is one of the main pledges of excellent human health. Sleep quality affects our ability to work or study. Psychological health is directly related to the quality of sleep. By the way, experts recommend about 8 hours of sleep. During this time, the body has time to rest and is ready for a working day at midnight. Even for those who are going to lose weight, first, it is advised to establish a sleep schedule.
From the very childhood, we start sleeping with stuffed toys, which, as a result, have become our plush friends. It turns out it's not just that.
What does sleeping with a teddy bear mean?
Why do I sleep better with a teddy? It seems that every person who in childhood had a favourite children's toy asked himself this way. This is psychologically related. When we have someone close to us, we feel a certain sense of security, and it becomes much easier to fall asleep. As the closest, faithful friend, despite any danger, it will protect you. The benefits of sleeping with a stuffed animal may be that it can be hugged while sleeping. This feeling of comfort helps any person fall asleep much faster, and his sleep will become stronger, even than a bear during hibernation. Even when we are having difficulty exercising, it helps calm our nerves. This is why you sleep with a teddy bear.
How safe and when can baby sleep with a teddy bear?
Psychologists say that when a child sleeps with a teddy bear, he does not feel lonely, even away from his own parents. Based on this fact, we can conclude that such a childish thing can help a child become more independent of adults. Also, due to the fact that children perceive their soft toys as friends, they begin to fully trust them and share all their worries and experiences. However, do not forget about the safety of your own child. It is important that a large, human-sized plush toy is outside the crib. This will help avoid any kind of injury. If the baby still sleeps with a teddy bear, it is worth being around and making sure nothing happens. We also recommend purchasing hypoallergenic toys, or so that they are made of high quality and be sure to wash them after buying them in a store.
Waking up in the middle of the night, the child can make sure that he is at home, in bed, next to his favorite toy, and fall asleep again. Unfortunately, sometimes from a soft toy, children receive a lack of love from overly strict and cold parents.
Gradually, the stuffed toy in bed becomes a sweet and enjoyable ritual, and the habit often spreads into adulthood. Whether it is necessary to wean a child from sleeping with soft toys worries many parents. As a rule, growing up children give up this habit on their own. Children's experts do not recommend changing this tradition by force and especially forcing the baby to abandon soft friends in stressful moments for him - moving to another area, changing kindergarten and school, illness, etc.
How can a teddy bear help a child who is afraid of the dark?
Toys help a baby fall asleep without a mother and feel safer and more relaxed, comforting with sudden fears and nightmares.
As we registered earlier, the child perceives any of his toys, even a teddy bear, as a friend and feeling of safety. Thanks to this, children do not experience night-time fears, as they believe that their faithful friend will protect them in any situation. It is also worth noting that larger toys will be much more profitable if you put them next to the baby's crib.
A loyal friend for your child is good, but it is important not to forget about the safety of your own child. Don't buy a plush toy too early. Up to one year, the child will not care about the toy at all. At this age, children need more warmth from their mother or father. For this reason, it is worth noting that larger toys will be much more profitable if placed next to the baby's crib. So, the child will see that his friend is next to him, but also does not hurt himself in any way. Therefore, we do not recommend placing the toy in the crib itself, where the child is. It can be dangerous and harm your children.
Do adults sleep with teddy bears?
According to global statistics, 50%, mostly women, have been sleeping with soft toys since childhood. Perhaps this will seem strange to someone, but it is completely normal if an adult who is sleeping with a teddy bear, either at 16 or at 30, sleeps with a teddy bear or other children's toy. Psychologists explain this by the fact that every adult who still sleeps with stuffed animals has their own fears and experiences, which they experience most vividly in a dream. A plush thing helps you to calm down faster after a hard day, fall asleep faster and soundly, and also feel completely safe.
An adult can sleep with soft toys when experiencing loneliness, separation, divorce. And if a soft toy does not interfere with a person's work and life in any way, then why not take comfort in it, if it is necessary and warms the soul?
Researchers at the Dutch University UV University Amsterdam have discovered a cuddle therapy method that is effective in combating depression and anxiety in adults. According to their discoveries, regular pleasant tactile touching even relieves people from the fear of death. And soft toys are great helpers in this therapy. This is especially helpful for shy, introverted people or those who are away from family and friends. Therefore, even touching a teddy bear can be truly healing.
For this reason, men sleeping with teddy bears do not want to part with their children's toys even in adulthood.
How to sleep with a big teddy bear?
Not everyone can be delighted with a gift in the form of a huge toy because it can take up a sufficient amount of the required space. However, everything can be used. So, sleeping with a giant teddy bear is a wonderful way out for lonely people who lack a hug in their sleep. It helps to overcome not only feelings of loneliness, but also make your sleep healthier and more sound. After all, what could be more pleasant than lying in a cosy, warm bed in an embrace with a soft and large toy?
Also, due to its huge size and soft structure, you can sleep freely and comfortably on such a toy. It also has a beneficial effect on the quality of a person's sleep.