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My Daughter's Sleep Issues Then Behavior Issues

by Christina
(Kenosha, WI)

My daughter is 6yr. Ever since i can remember she doesn't like to sleep. Falling asleep is the main issue, but she often wakes up, mutiple times in the night. It's been suggested to me to use Melatonin. This does help with falling asleep! My issue with her is waking up alot. Then of course she IS tired the next day, which makes getting up for school a huge challenge!

Some of her behavior she has i've blamed on that maybe she has ADHD, which she doesn't meet the citeria, according to her pediatrician, because she does'nt show the signs at school.

So is her extreme behavior really a result from the lack of sleep? Or could it be a multiple of issues going on? I'm so desperate for answers, so i'm gonna try a different approach and see a counsler for her and go from there. Any other suggestions would be very helpful in my quest as a mother to help my daughter!!!

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Dec 14, 2010
by: Anonymous

Get her a sleep Go to a good NET and have her adenoids and tonsils checked out...they could be blocking and causing her to wake at night. Does she snore> Stop breathing during the night? You may want to sleep next to her one evening and monitor if she is snoring, gasping for sir. This sounds too clear to me that she may have sleep anpnea. Check out Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Central Sleep Apnea....the behaviors during the day could be due to the sleep deprivation. My son is seven. He has sleep apnea and had six surgeries on regrown adenoids/tonsils...that's rare though, ususally once or twice is enough. If this doesn't work, have doctors check out her tongue size, roof of her mouth...may be one of those issues...good luck! You will find the answers if you go to good doctors and be persistent!

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