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Problem Sleeping

by Laura Colon
(Springfield, MA, US)

My 11 year old has been waking up almost every night crying that his eyes are weird , he states he can't explain it...crying hysterically and complains that it causes his stomache to hurt and he's unable to fall asleep. Why I ask him and he says he can't explain it.

Please help.

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Sep 07, 2011
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by: Q

I am no specialist in this department- what i think is to find a specialist, maybe at a university in your area and if he doesnt think of this then tell him what i think:
Maybe it has something to do with irregular REM activity perhaps prematurely or too intensely. Too intense or not, it could be seeping into his other states of consciousness either during sleep or waking and causing "stomach things". questions i have that may help this are: is he having nausea? (he may not know what that means or how to say so find a nice way to find out..) and also find out about how long it is happening after he is actually asleep. I think it will really help to determine as much as you can if this happens consistently after about a certain amount of time after he actually falls asleep. I pray your son is rid of this problem soon. Blessings!

May 17, 2015
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by: Anonymous

I had this same exact problem when I was younger I would wake up in the middle of the night crying and complaining that there were bugs in my eyes or that I was seeing things (mostly snakes or rats) it is fairly common due to the fuzzy static like effect when you first wake up. As I can imagine this is very draining on the parents too, the only way my mother could get me to sleep was relaxing up to two hours before "bedtime". This usually consisted of reading or colouring which still helps me to this day. If this does not work you should try talking to someone like their doctor or even a school counsellor sometimes it may be something more serious like anxiety that can really effect children (depending on their current circumstances).
Anyway I hope this helps and good luck. :)

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