Sleeping babies

I have noticed that babies and small children often sleep with their eyes open. I  therefor wonder if sleeping with one’s eyes closed is a sleep requirement or rather a learned behaviour – how often as a child were you told to “close your eyes and go to sleep”? Apart from protecting eyes with eyelids, does closing one’s eyes provide any benefit?


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  1. edward heritage

    ive been told on two occasions i sleep with my eyes open and i am 20. i was under the influence of alcohol both times though. very much so the first time.

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