Reading time is 1 mins


Sleep is as important a detail as proper nutrition for the development of a baby. The brain development of a baby who sleeps at the right time intervals and at the right december of time is also supported.

Turkey Medicals – another sleep that is as important as a night’s sleep is a midday sleep. Sleep is a taught process. If you can educate your baby about this with the right methods, your baby has a structure that can sleep very comfortably both at noon and at night. There may be exceptions here, of course. We can exclude babies with health problems from this topic…

You may have heard some incorrect information about midday sleep. For example, a baby who sleeps at noon does not sleep at night, or he sleeps long at noon will sleep short at night. The opinion of experts is in the opposite direction: the longer they sleep, the longer their sleep duration. So a baby who sleeps a good night’s sleep at noon can also sleep a very good and uninterrupted night’s sleep.

All you have to do is to prepare the necessary conditions in the first place. A quiet and dim environment, a suitable room temperature, a comfortable bed create such conditions.

Experts note that a baby needs a midday nap until they are 4 years old. In studies conducted, it has been observed that a baby who gets a good midday sleep is more cheerful, more appetizing and harmonious.

So how many hours of sleep should a baby sleep at what age?

An average of 4 hours a day for up to 5 months.

An average of 3.5 hours a day for 6-8 months.

An average of 3 hours a day until the age of 1 year.

An average of 2.5 hours a day from 12-18 months.

An average of 2 hours a day until for the age of 4.


Follow me
President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


Our website contents consist of articles approved by our Web and Medical Editorial Board with the contributions of our physicians. Our contents are prepared only for informational purposes for public benefit. Be sure to consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
Medically Reviewed by Professor Doctor Alper Demirbaş
Follow me