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When do the sleep issues go away? omg enough already!

Posted by on Jan. 25, 2013 at 2:05 PM
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DD has always had sleep issues. Until she was a year old I had to hold and nurse her through every nap and most of the night. If I even twitched a muscle or readjusted in my seat she woke screaming. Then she learned (through some CIO) how to go to sleep on her own and how to sleep in a crib. That lasted a few months but I still had to nurse and do this 45-minute routine before every nap and before bed at night. Now she'll be two in less than a week and for the past two weeks cries herself to sleep, has night terrors 3-6 times every night (one was 50 mminutes long), goes to sleep crying, wakes up crying and now in the past two days has had a new sleep issue. She gets sleepy at the regular nap time so I put her down at 12:30 (after the routine) and she cries initially when I leave the room, then plays for an hour or two or even longer, then starts crying, howling/moaning again, crying "Mummy hold you, hold you, hold you..." over and over for like maybe a half an hour or more until she either escalates into being totally hysterical or she just cuts off abruptly (like someone turning the radio off) and falls asleep. Then she naps for anywhere from 45 minutes to three hours and always wakes up screaming like someone just broke her leg or something. After nap it takes at least 20 minutes for her to stop screaming, but then she is still heaving for probably another 20 minutes.  I have no idea what is going on, I talked with the doctor and she is clueless on anything that's not a direct medical issue. She suggested I "read some books", which I have done, and nothing in any book or online has described my kid. So here I am, asking you, does anyone have any clue what is going on with my kid? DH and I were considering having another one but she is so difficult and we'd have to have them share a room that I just don't think it's possible. Thanks!

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Reina13
by Bronze Member on Jan. 26, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Ask her doctor to refer you to a neurologist or request a sleep study. There may be some underlining issues why she isnt sleeping well and waking up terrified.


JTE11
by Bronze Member on Jan. 26, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Her two-year appointment is coming up and I was planning on asking about a neurologist but I don't know much about sleep studies. I'll have to Google them but she doesn't sleep anywhere but her crib (refuses to sleep until she is so overtired that she is up all night) so if she would have to go someplace else for a sleep study I don't think that would work. She was supposed to sleep at my mum's house one night but never slept. She ended up being so overtired she was up for almost 48 hours and it took us almost a month to get back on a "regular" sleep schedule. There isn't anything they can do while she's at home, is there?


Quoting JTE11:

DD has always had sleep issues. Until she was a year old I had to hold and nurse her through every nap and most of the night. If I even twitched a muscle or readjusted in my seat she woke screaming. Then she learned (through some CIO) how to go to sleep on her own and how to sleep in a crib. That lasted a few months but I still had to nurse and do this 45-minute routine before every nap and before bed at night. Now she'll be two in less than a week and for the past two weeks cries herself to sleep, has night terrors 3-6 times every night (one was 50 mminutes long), goes to sleep crying, wakes up crying and now in the past two days has had a new sleep issue. She gets sleepy at the regular nap time so I put her down at 12:30 (after the routine) and she cries initially when I leave the room, then plays for an hour or two or even longer, then starts crying, howling/moaning again, crying "Mummy hold you, hold you, hold you..." over and over for like maybe a half an hour or more until she either escalates into being totally hysterical or she just cuts off abruptly (like someone turning the radio off) and falls asleep. Then she naps for anywhere from 45 minutes to three hours and always wakes up screaming like someone just broke her leg or something. After nap it takes at least 20 minutes for her to stop screaming, but then she is still heaving for probably another 20 minutes.  I have no idea what is going on, I talked with the doctor and she is clueless on anything that's not a direct medical issue. She suggested I "read some books", which I have done, and nothing in any book or online has described my kid. So here I am, asking you, does anyone have any clue what is going on with my kid? DH and I were considering having another one but she is so difficult and we'd have to have them share a room that I just don't think it's possible. Thanks!



JTE11
by Bronze Member on Jan. 26, 2013 at 2:39 PM

Ok I don't know what I hit but I was supposed to quote your answer, not my question. The answer I just posted it to you, not me! Still getting used to this site, sorry, eesh.

SewingMamaLele
by Bronze Member on Jan. 26, 2013 at 2:42 PM
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Yea, definitely see a specialist.   I've had bad sleepers... but nothing like that.   It sounds like something else is going on.  

bamababe1975
by Gold Member on Jan. 27, 2013 at 10:38 AM
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 I agree with the others that it sounds like it's time to see a specialist to determine what's going on causing the sleep problems. Good luck!



JTE11
by Bronze Member on Jan. 27, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Thanks- I have people telling me she's just like every other baby but this is getting ridiculous!


Quoting SewingMamaLele:

Yea, definitely see a specialist.   I've had bad sleepers... but nothing like that.   It sounds like something else is going on.  



JTE11
by Bronze Member on Jan. 27, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Thank you- I actually feel better knowing someone else thinks there's something going on, too.

kryysteez
by Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 11:54 PM

Many children have sleep issues right now.  I believe it is due to the excessive amount of toxic ingredients and diseases in vaccines.  Has she had any around the time this all started?  If you have any more children, try NOT-vaccinating, you will see how parenting should be, calm, happy and relaxing.  A pure baby is a happy baby. Recent surveys show the non-vaccinated babies are far healthier.  Its worth checking into.

trulyblessed618
by Bronze Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 12:03 AM
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Check into a sleep study..., is her behavior other than sleep relatively normal?
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ZakkarysMom
by Silver Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 12:05 AM
Thats definantely not normal. I hope you can get some answers. Poor baby. :(
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