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Does your 6-7 yr old wake up tired in the morning?

Mine goes to bed at 730 but still seems tired when he wakes up. He used to wake up before we came to get him up but lately he's still asleep when we get him up at 630. Do you think its normal for a kid his age to be tired like this?

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Asked by stepmom929 at 9:51 AM on Oct. 7, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Well sort of. Seems like he is getting plenty of Z's but school is so busy for them these days! If he is peppy after 15-20 minutes than I think he is ok. Talk to his teacher about his behavior during the day. You can ask the front office for your teacher's conference time and set up a phone conference. Does she do email? Give him a multi vitamin.......just brain storming.

    Answer by 3gigglemonsters at 10:01 AM on Oct. 7, 2009

  • Is he taking a multi vitamin. My son was anemic last year he would get 14 hours sleep and still be exhausted. Took him to the doctor and he was very anemic. He eats an iron rich diet but for some reason his body was not processing it right. He takes an iron supplement now with a high dose of Vitamin C. He is wide awake when he gets up and has tons of energy. I would consider taking the child to a doctor and having blood work done.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:04 PM on Oct. 7, 2009

  • My oldest DD (and the only school-aged child) goes to bed at 8pm and wakes up at 7am and sometimes it's enough - she'll wake up before the alarm and be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and other times she wakes up and is exhausted. She said this morning that she wishes it was Saturday or Sunday because she was so tired. LOL.

    Answer by Blubuni99 at 7:38 PM on Oct. 7, 2009

  • Mine has been doing the same thing. she is 6 and seems so tired and has a hard time getting up in the morning. Then she has separation issues when I drop her at school because she is so tired. Possibly a growth spurt? Sometimes they sleep more when they go through a growth spurt - just like they did when they were a baby.

    Answer by mama2000_1 at 1:13 AM on Oct. 8, 2009

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