she has moderate autism
it is like she has drank a pot of coffee all the time!
lately she is unable to calm down to fall asleep
start bedtime stuff at 8
she is up now - it is 12:20!!
when i am in bed with her reading books, seems like she is going to tip over to sleep, a few minutes later she sits up - WIDE AWAKE like she had slept a full night and ready to go
this has been going on for past month or more
this is killing me
i get sleepy putting her down, usually will fall alseep- then she pops up and we start all over again- 4 hours of this, when she FINALLY goes to sleep, i have am so fatigued i am up for hours
i get 5 hours on a good night, usually less than 4
of course naps are gone long long ago
i have her (and myself0 on feingold elimination diet - it takes the worst of the worst chemicals out of diet- so it is not something bad she is eating
hoping someone has suggestion of a food or supplement that i can add that will help calm in evenings so she can go to sleep, sleep issues common with sensory seeking autism
not so keen on melotonein (sp?) heard it can cause depression - she is four- i would not think to add this-how would i know if she was depressed? heard celery juice?? do not know where i would find it, but willing to ship it from the ends of the earth if it will help calm her
anyone got anything for me to look into
*please no warm milk suggestions - this is way more restless than warm milk
and she does not drink cows milk anyway= taking out cows milk 2 yrs ago improved her speech huge and balanced her gut.
Answer by iwicked at 2:42 AM on Jan. 22, 2012
Answer by spottedpony at 2:31 AM on Jan. 22, 2012
Answer by gdiamante at 3:25 AM on Jan. 22, 2012
I would not use melatonin; it is a hormone.
Better options, are chamomile tea, sleep time tea (celestial seasonings), Rescue Remedy for Kids (though I gave my daughter the regular version), and valerian (this is hops, the grain used to make beer)
Answer by rkoloms at 6:57 AM on Jan. 22, 2012
Answer by layh41407 at 8:08 AM on Jan. 22, 2012
Answer by MrsMWF at 8:33 AM on Jan. 22, 2012
Answer by layh41407 at 12:28 PM on Jan. 22, 2012