Head Banging

by Tracy
(Gardiner me)

My daughter head bangs a lot and it makes me feel sad to see her do that to her self. I wanted to ask is this normal to do? She does it about 8 times a day maybe more. Please help me.

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Apr 11, 2016
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We need answers
by: Anonymous

It's nice to finally see some comments so there are people with same issue as my son. He is 5 and bangs his head to sleep along with a very LOUD wail or moan. I really want to find help for him as I can see some comments are adults. Anyone have any ideas of who I could see. Two sleep docs were no help.

Mar 31, 2011
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ON THE COUCH
by: Anonymous

MY SISTER DOES THE COMPLETE BODY ROCKING THING IN BED AS WELL AND SHE BOUNCES ON THE COUCH WHILE LISTENING TO MUSIC THE THING IS SHES GOING TO BE 39 YEARS OLD I KNOW IT EMBARRASSES HER WHEN WE USE TO WALK IN ON HER, BUT WE NEVER SAID A WORD JUST THOUGHT ID SHARE.

Apr 08, 2010
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Rocking on couch
by: Anonymous

Hi there i am a 21 year old male, i have this thing where i would rock/bounce on the couch while moaning/humming. When i was 13-14-15 thats was when i would do it with nothing over my head. Now i have a blanket over my head when i do it while i listen to music while i hum and moan. Also when i do this i tend to grasp my hands against my legs while humming. I also sleep with a blanket over my head and my feet always have to me covered. I have been diagnosed with auditory processing disorder, bipolar type II, and schizoaffective disorder. But i think there is much more to me than that. Any suggestions?

Apr 06, 2010
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head banging
by: Anonymous

My twin son's are 3 in 4 months and he is a head banger during the night, it;s like as if it his way of settling him self back of to sleep. It becomes very loud and it can go for ages.

Oct 27, 2008
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Thank you
by: Nia

I too want to thank you for speaking out. My son is also a head banger. Family tells me it's completely normal, but I disagree. He bangs his head hard enough to leave bruises and knots and he screams out in pain, but he bangs his head out of frustration. It's hard to watch and even harder to deal with when he does this in front of someone who isn't aware that he may have some type of sensory problems going on. They think it's funny and crack jokes about it. You aren't alone and I am also seeking answers for this behavior.

Oct 20, 2008
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thank you
by: tracy

Thank you very much. I feel a little better knowing that I am not alone with all this. I love getting help from all of you people. I am very glad that I found this site. Also if there is any one out there that likes to talk about what their child is going though let me know and we can share more. This is all new to me.

Oct 16, 2008
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OMG!!
by: Deana

I've been WAITING for some one else to comment on head banging! My daughter is a body rocker. Instead of banging her head, she fully body rocks, Which includes banging her head. She also hums ( we fondly call it "chanting") and also puts her blanket over her head while doing it all! It's quite a sight!! We were also sad when she started this.

Is she OK? Why is she doing this? What did we do? But she is getting OT and they will help her develop other ways to deal with this. She does this morning, noon, and night! (literally in the middle of the night! Wakes us up and everything!) She does it to soothe herself and also when she is BORED!

You are not alone!

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