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Why won't my 16 month old sleep?

My son use to sleep all night. Take regular naps and be happy. now he wakes up every 4 hours or so. He just screams doesnt want to be touched or left alone either. I found out he was afraid of the dark that worked for like a week now he back to screaming all night.

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butterfly3206

Asked by butterfly3206 at 3:01 PM on Aug. 24, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Could it be night terrors? Is he awake or still in a sleep-like state?
    blessedwithree

    Answer by blessedwithree at 3:03 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • he does have night terrors nearly every night but even when he wakes up he still cranky...and refuses to go near his bed.
    butterfly3206

    Comment by butterfly3206 (original poster) at 3:04 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • Is he sick or teething? My son has gone through that when he was teething and sick. He could be reaching a new developmental milestone as well. Have you tried a night light in his room?
    1scrappinmama

    Answer by 1scrappinmama at 3:04 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • yes he has a nightlight in his room he doesnt have trouble falling alseep till he wakes up around 3-4:30 in the morning then its impossible to get him to sleep....
    butterfly3206

    Comment by butterfly3206 (original poster) at 3:06 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • i dont want to scare u but he may be having a seizure. my two year old starting having them at the age of 9 months. i thought maybe they were night terrors but they turned out to be night seizures. u dont necessarily have to be shaking, and foaming at the mouth to be having a seizure. matter of fact, he only has these seizures at night.
    Tanisha709

    Answer by Tanisha709 at 3:11 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • Thank you so much I'll get him checked right away
    butterfly3206

    Comment by butterfly3206 (original poster) at 3:13 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • I'd say if nothing really physically wrong that you can put your finger on, maybe give your Dr. a call just to be sure.
    MyAngel003

    Answer by MyAngel003 at 3:15 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

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