Sleep and Stomach Pain

by Rose
(North Carolina)

My daughter is 8 and still doesn't sleep well, we have tried Calm and melatoin, we even had a sleep study done: she hypo ventilates in her sleep and has trouble falling and staying asleep


If anyone has any suggestion on helping an older child sleep better I would appreciate it

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Oct 03, 2010
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by: Anonymous

Hi, How much melatonin did you try? I went up to 3 mg a night with my daughter when she needed it.

Melatonin does not keep a child asleep. we had to redose my daughter during the night sometimes to help her fall back to sleep.

Have you tried a noise background machine? I find a fan helps so my daughter doesn't get sweaty, it sounds good and the circulating air seems to help her breathe easier.

Did your child see an ENT to rule out breathing obstruction?


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Oct 01, 2010
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by: Anonymous

I can totally relate. My son and I have not slept through the night in 7 years (he is 7). I was told that he will not grow out of it and that OT will help him. We are on our 4th OT visit. The OT gave recommendations like the waited blanket, sleeping in a tent on the floor, sleeping in a sleeping bag, buying a canopy for his bed etc... He over-heats and sweats at night so the blanket and sleeping bag is a no go, sleeping on the floor in a tent seems like backtracking and would definitely cause problems with his younger sister who would also want to sleep in a tent, and the canopies are extremely girly!!! I have been asking for help for a while, but none of the ideas are working, or just can't be done. Maybe in the long run with OT it will get better????

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