Sensory imbalance 3 year old not staying asleep most nights

Casey - posted on 10/06/2017 ( no moms have responded yet )

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I have a 3 year old son with a speech delay and has a sensory imbalance but he is sensory seeking . Needs movement - very hyper ! Has virtually No trouble falling asleep for a nap or for bed but has trouble staying asleep through the night. He did fine until he could climb out of his crib but I noticed he would be awake in his crib a few weeks before he figured that out as well. Although he doesn’t get upset by a change in routine we do a bed time routine to help him wind down and we make sure he gets some fresh air (weather permitting) in the evenings . Some nights he falls back asleep in our bed with us but some nights (most nights) he does not ! He either wakes up crying and groggy and upset and then can’t get back to sleep and ends up waking up completely or he wakes up wound up like he just ate 500 barrels of candy! 😩 sometimes it’s 2am it will take him 3-4 hours to go back to sleep as we do not allow him to get up for the day until after 530am . Trying to teach him that we sleep at night and all. He seems to understand this but can’t make himself settle. Melatonin INCREASED this behavior we quickly were done with that and had only tried it in desperation. He doesn’t get tons or sugar or juice or anything before bed and we make sure he gets plenty of running and jumping out. He has a weighted blanket as well but doesn’t like to really have blankets on while he falls asleep at night he prefers to lay under his pillow though.but I have put the weighted blanket on after he’s fallen asleep and it’s basically 50/50 doesn’t make it worse doesn’t make it better. Have also tried white noise , a fan, etc.
We have talked to our doctor and speech therapist.. they have definitely given us advice and ideas but we are quickly running through them. So I am open to new ideas moms out there !
I don’t seem to know anyone nearby or at all that has the same issues as my son. Not diagnosed with ASD or adhd . Although evaluated for his IEP he shows a few markers but felt ultimately they were not ready to diagnose him yet .
Although his speech is delayed he does get his wants and needs across to us in other ways and most of issues come from the sleeping issue and the unable to sit still issue and finding things to help him self regulate. If anyone is going through it - please tell me what you are doing to help your child !

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