I have a six year old son who takes on average two hours to go to sleep each night. Once a sleep he sleeps well but is consequently late getting up for school each day. He struggles with school so good and enough sleep is essential to a positive day at school. We have tried lavender , warm baths,no TV, starting him earlier and earlier to get him to a reasonable time but changing his own body clock is a constant up hill struggle.
General medications used by other parents such as medised and phenergan have always had the opposite effect on my son who has sensory processing disorders. He dislikes being on his own and I frequently find myself every evening comforting to help him sleep. The medical profession think I am incompetent but i have invited parents, grandparents, aunties etc to help and he finds it difficult to switch off. Are there any other tips that anyone else has successfully tried?