Sleeping problems

by Ezer Fischler


My baby (2.5 y) was recognized as SPD. Now I know the source for his sleeping problems.

Please give me some tips how to help him sleep!!!
I haven't had a full night sleep since we was born!!


Ah, so many of us have been through the same thing! The exhaustion because our kids don't sleep. I remember it well, and many are still going through it too.

Here are some articles I have written about this very issue. I hope these help...

SPD And Problems Sleeping

Helping Baby Sleep (sorry some of these links are dead on this page... I will fix them as soon as possible, but the general information and product suggestions are still good).

The SPD Companion... Using SI Theory To Solve Problems At Home

Weighted Blankets

Nature Sound Machines

I hope these articles help.

Besides these, make sure your son is receiving Occupational Therapy to help regulate his nervous system and treat the underlying SPD. THIS is what will help in the long run. And, make sure they are specifically addressing the concerns you have.

Anyone else have any other suggestions?? Feel free to share some advice with Ezer! Thanks in advance for any input.

Take good care.

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Oct 11, 2008
sleeping problems
by: Anonymous

My daughter has SPD and has always had trouble sleeping. We had to play around with her bedding to get the right texture and she did better. We also use white noise and a weighted blanket. You will need to get hooked up with an Occupational Therapist to get a weighted blanket. The weight of the blanket is based on the weight of the child. You don't want to mess around with the wrong weight or it could have an adverse effect. Good Luck!!!

Oct 09, 2008
Some Natural Remedies....
by: Dori

Our son is almost 3 and has been diagnosed with SPD for about 9 months. He is a twin (baby b) and has always been a "non-sleeper."

Our pediatric neurologist recently recommended a combination of Valerian Root and Melatonin. In addition, we are using a "weighted" blanket and a white noise cd at night.

He slept through the night for the first time in his life last week. Yeah!! It seems to be working (without any known side effects)....

Good luck

Apr 03, 2008
My son had sleeping problems too!
by: Christine

Hi! I did not get a good night's sleep until we started my son in occupational therapy and we moved him to a big boy bed (a double bed). He never slept the whole night in his crib for the first 2 years of his life. I think the weight of the comforter and blankets helped him to sleep. I wish I had known that he had SPD, I could have helped him much sooner. Take care!


Feb 09, 2008
I feel your pain
by: Kristin

I know exactly what you are going through. I am STILL trying to sleep through the night, and my SPD eldest is 8!

I know how frustrating it can be.... and all the doctors call it colic...UGH! Hang in there!

The weighted blankets, heartbeat bears, and the vibrating mattress might help you find some peace in dream land...

Good luck!

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