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My Daughter's Sudden Change In Sleep Routine, and Adenoid Removal Surgery

by Vidya

My daughter was an excellent sleeper right from when she was born. We went to CA when she was 5 1/2 on vacation. When we came back she used to go to sleep on time but wake up in the night and not sleep for a couple of hours! I could see her tossing and turning in her bed without sleeping!

I thought it was the jet lag but she also had a blocked nose. We found out that she needed her adenoids removed. Once the surgery was done she started to breathe well but her sleeping pattern is still not set. She still wakes up exactly at 1:30-2:30 every night and stays awake for a couple of hours.

I have set the humidifier, kept the temperature like she wanted, given her favorite toys to sleep with and read books every night but this is not stopping.

I have taken her to the doctor who said that she has no congestion anymore. She has been a great sleeper and followed the appropriate sleep routine perfectly since she was a baby. This has been going on for 2 months now! Please help!

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