Anne - posted on 01/20/2011 ( 11 moms have responded )
Hi- looking for anyone's help or comments who have dealt with sleep problems. My son (12) has some anxiety issues. We have been to 3 therapists and tried a low dose of Zoloft at Dr's suggestion to help with anxiety.
My son still wakes up 99% of every night and comes to my room. I try to get him back to sleep in his own room but sometimes I'm too tired for the battle. If I can get him to calm down, it takes about 20-30 minutes, usually around 2:30 or 3:00 am.
I'm a single mom of two. My older son is being woken up by the noise as well (our house is fairly small). I simply don't know what to do any more. The only thing that fixes his night waking is allowing him to sleep in my room from the start of bedtime. I don't want that, he keeps me awake by moving around all night and it's not helping him become self sufficient the way he should be at his age.
I have tried everything- warm milk, talking, changing bedtimes, baths before bed, back rubs, diet. I just can't function any more. I work in the day and need to figure this out before I collapse. I'm worried about both of use, and the impact on my other son as well.