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My Son Can't Sleep Through The Night

by Catherine

My husband and I are having a hard time with our 21 month old. He had a traumatic birth but has been healthy since then with the exception of sleep. Even when he came home from the hospital he was waking every 20 minutes to 1 hour. I've tried everything. Every sleep technique you can think of.

Most kids will go to sleep once Mommy or Daddy climbs in bed with them but not my son. He still cries out every 2 -4 hours all night long. My eldest sleepwalks and I know that my 21 month old son has night terrors and now I have a 5 month old to aid further in MY sleep deprivation!

I'm becoming concerned that this will affect him more the longer it continues but I can't seem to get any help from the medical services here. We live so far away from any sleep clinic and I'm feeling lost. Every one tells me he'll grow out of it but when? We've been hearing it since he was born! What do I do?!?!?!

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Jul 09, 2011
sleep study for 21 month old.
by: Autumn

Have they had sleep studies done yet?? Have you obtained a diagnosis for your little one's yet?? You should start with an over night polysomnographic study (PSG) to observe all night how they are sleeping. This should give the Dr and you both a good indication of what is going on during their sleep.

Good luck to you both with your little bundles of love.

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