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Can kids get too much sleep?

Sometimes my ADHD daughter is so crabby I get her down around 8 (she's 9) - but then she's worse when she gets up. Is there too much sleep?

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Asked by Maureenmich at 11:44 PM on Sep. 20, 2010 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • haha no there isn't...she most likely still wants to sleep more and thats why she's crabby...the only time you get too much sleep is a coma

    Answer by aliishott2 at 11:50 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • not ever child are happy in the morning what i did was turn on some music and started to dance around the kitchen my kids said i was nuts but in time they joined me we lol and had fun

    Answer by dutchcanadain at 11:54 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • Just because it appears she is sleeping through the night too there could be things, such as sleep apnea, preventing her from getting a good nights rest. That could even contribute to the ADHD symptoms.

    Does she say she feels like she slept good, woke up all night etc..? How is she describing the way she feels ?

    No matters what time I go to bed I always have a hard time waking up before 7 and am super cranky.

    Answer by J9Mommy at 11:55 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • not in kids...maybe shes just not a morning person..i know i never have been..i HATE waking up before 8!!!!! the first 5 yrs of my daughters life were perfect, she slept in til 830-9am..but ever since she started schol, it SUCKS! lol..wakin up at 7am EVERY MORNING is not fun to me!!

    Answer by alexis_06 at 2:04 AM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • School-Age Children and Preteens

    "Kids ages 6 to 9 need about 10 hours of sleep a night. Bedtime difficulties can arise at this age from a child's need for private time with parents, without siblings around. Try to make a little private time just before bedtime and use it to share confidences and have small discussions, which will also prepare your child for sleep."


    Answer by musicmom08 at 10:49 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • naw she just may not be a am person.

    Answer by mekarevell at 12:43 AM on Sep. 25, 2010

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