Our son, 5yrs 5mos, sleeps about 6 hours a night on a good night and you can knock off at least 45 minutes of that from waking up in a pool of sweat from nightmares, which he alerts us to with blood curdling screams. We're supposed to do Benadryl now before bed each night for 3 weeks, then return w/ a progress report. If nothing has improved we're doing a scan of his brain for some more insight.
I guess it makes me a bit uneasy... how is this really supposed to help? Is this common place in pediatrics? Any comments greatly welcomed
Answer by karamille at 9:46 PM on Apr. 26, 2010
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Answer by kjrn79 at 5:45 PM on Apr. 26, 2010
I wouldn't do benedryl. I would think about therapy or something that might help with the nightmares like karate, yoga, meditation, music therapy, ect.
Answer by Gailll at 5:49 PM on Apr. 26, 2010
Answer by motherofhope98 at 5:50 PM on Apr. 26, 2010
Answer by Ctink8189 at 5:55 PM on Apr. 26, 2010
Answer by kimberlyinberea at 6:09 PM on Apr. 26, 2010
Answer by ramajil at 6:25 PM on Apr. 26, 2010
NO WAY!!!!! melatonin is the sleep hormone that your body produces naturally. it's available OTC and much safer. you would think your ped. would know this!
Answer by bestmommyeber at 6:51 PM on Apr. 26, 2010