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My 8 Year Old Son Crying Out From His Sleep

by Julie
(Tupelo, MS USA)

I have an 8 yr old son, who screams, kicks, and cries out after sleeping a couple of hours from going to bed.

He's normally a happy child but he doesn't like going to the bathroom by himself and always wants either me (his mom), his Mimi, or his older sister to go with him.

Also, when he takes a bath he always wants someone in there with him too.

He says "I want ..." while crying from his sleep but doesn't finish the rest of his sentence. I ask him "What do you want" and he replies "I don't know". And he keeps crying, kicking his legs and feet, and screams continuously.

I try to comfort him but he tells me to leave him alone and tries pushing me away from him. It really aggravates me because I can't do anything to help him.

He was on the couch when he did this but then I just took him by the hand and led him into the bedroom and he went right back to sleep. As soon as he laid down, I had to go to the bathroom and he screamed because he didn't want to be left in the bedroom by himself.

Now he's asleep and cried out a few more times but stopped and continued sleeping. Anyone have any suggestions?

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Jun 28, 2017
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by: Bjesomar

Does the occurence of your son behavior happen constantly over the year or more in some particular periods? I know about a boy who would have serious frights like that during hot days or when he had temperature.. within half of hour of falling asleep, he would talk, shout, and sometimes got awake, but he couldn't recognize his parents. He would repeatedly make a hush signs, like he is hearing something that terrified him and he would cry in silent terror. It had very strong emotional impact on his parents, but all i could suggest is to help him cool down as much as they can. Boys in preteens might have hard time to express themselves, but try not to make a fuss of it, he might eventually mature enough to explain why he doesn't want to be alone. Just respect that and eventually he will grow out of it or explain.

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