In most cases there is nothing wrong in the fact that the child sleeps with half-open eyes, this phenomenon is understandable by normal patterns of sleep and the specifics of child development.

Why do children sleep with eyes open

Situation when a newborn sleeps with his eyes open is called lagophthalmos, which are not in any violation of the child's dream). Pediatrics specialists explain this phenomenon by the fact that a large amount of time the child is in the stage of active sleep, in this period of the orbit can make any movement (rolling), and eyelids at the same time - little parted. Nothing wrong with that, but if it really bothers parents, you can gently try to cover your eyelids, trying not to Wake the baby.

The baby stops sleeping with slightly open gases after they reach 12-18 months. In children a little older, this phenomenon may be recurring and conditional emotional overexcitation of the child in the daytime. Brain cells quite heavily overworked and as a result, the phenomenon of incomplete closure of the eyelids. In such cases, the sleep, in addition to the slightly ajar eyes, and is accompanied by other signs of anxiety: sudden sklikivanie or twitching of the limbs.

If after the child reaches one and a half years he continues to sleep with ajar eyes regularly, causes, might be more than narrow specialists. Perhaps the presence of physiological underdevelopment of the century or any neurological disorders.

The somnambulism, the child

Also, the reason ajar eyes during sleep the child may be the somnambulism. The age threshold of the beginning of the development of this disease is considered the age of six. The state of somnambulism can be in duration from several minutes to hours and sometimes much longer.
Treated this phenomenon in cases if it is caused by the effects of a particular disease or accidents. Usually, patients with this disease recommend electroencephalogram and dopplerography of brain vessels. Mandatory to be tested and an ophthalmologist, who will conduct a survey of the bottom of the eyeball.

This phenomenon has genetic predisposition and is triggered by specific external stimuli. Very often somnambulism takes place with age.