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My Son's Sleeping At School Problems

by Katie Stevens
(Bath, UK)

I have a 7 year old son, who for years now, just will not go to sleep at bedtime. He finds it extremely hard to even stay still, let alone relax in his bed. He seems overly tired all the time, yet hyper too. It is usually some time between 10:30 and 12 that he falls asleep and is always in some kind of odd position.

During the night he does not snore as such but I have heard snorting and a couple of times a few years ago saw him hold his breath for a few seconds and then gasp for air, but nothing recently that I have seen.

He is now having a lot of trouble in school. He can't sit still and finds it very hard to
concentrate for any length of time. The teachers are reporting a lot of problems to me such as aggressive behaviour, not listening and being very disruptive. They also want me to let them bring in a child physiologist to see him as they say there is something clearly wrong with him! I do not want to go down that route. I would very much like to hear your comments

Many thanks,

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Sep 08, 2011
Symptoms of sleep apnea
by: Anonymous

have your doctors check him for childhood sleep apnea. You mentioned the holding of his breath and snorting while he was sleeping...i know in adult sleep apnea, those are both symptoms of sleep apnea, which is basically sleep deprivation due to the fact that they cannot get enough oxygen because they stop breathing for short intervals. Just throwing that suggestion out there. It's worth checking out!

Aug 14, 2015
Behaver at school and sleeping NEW
by: Anonymous

My grandson is 6and I have the same problems from the school he is at the moment being ascessed for adhd but also has night terrors which last 10 may be 15 minutes and doesn't know who we are does go back to sleep then fine

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