sleep disorder

Grace - posted on 09/08/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )

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hi all My son he is 12 years old can't able to sleep in his own bedroom. it is every night struggle for us. every night he comes to our room and very frightened as if he has seen a ghost we feel his heartbeats are very high that time as all he does hugs me or his dad then goes to deep sleep but the moment we go to his room after few minutes he follows us to his room. at one stage we had put one single mattress in our bedroom and he started to sleep on that but now we feel he is getting old now what we should do. friend of mine suggested take him to hypnotherapist. not sure is it going to work or just wastage of time and money. Any one please any suggestions?



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Laura - posted on 09/13/2012

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My daughter did not sleep through the night until she was eight. Woke up almost every night in a panic. At age 4 contacted family doctor, who did not really think this was concern. Contacted local sleep doctor, and they said she had night terrors and wanted to send her to psych. declined psych, not sure how much psych could help a 4 year old. When she was 5 had check up with different family doctor, and he sent us for a sleep study which came back normal. So we just had her sleep in our room so we would not have to get up at night. When she was eight the dentist sent us to orthodontist. Orthodontist said the sleep problem was related to a small jaw and huge tonsils. He said that the tonsils intermittently block the airway and she was waking up because she felt like she was suffocating. So he made a mouth piece to force her jaw forward and to grow faster, and sent us to ENT to get tonsils out. ENT refused said didn't matter if they were big they don't take tonsils out just because they are big anymore. Orthodontist called ENT and even took him out to dinner and talked him into taking them out. Within 2 weeks of getting her tonsils out she started to sleep through night and even on stormy nights sleeps though night. It changed her mood, her behavior ( she was having trouble in school and boarderline hyperactive because she was so sleepy), grade improved and she sleeps in her own room every night. Maybe you should have an orthodontist to check him out- couldn't hurt.

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Vicki - posted on 09/09/2012

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Wow! I am floored that your doctor wouldnt take this seriously! A 12 yr old having trouble sleeping on his own you would think would make a doctor wonder whats going on?! Is it possible to go back and be alittle firmer with your doctor? Let the doctor know that you do think there is something up and you would like the doctor to investigate why your son is having this trouble, or maybe refer you to someone who will! Secondly your friends recomendation of hypnosis isnt such a bad idea, i have herd this helps alot and if it does it is worth every penny!

Grace - posted on 09/08/2012

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yes kind of he is our family doctor he had word with my son and encouraged him to be sleeping on his bed by himself as he is quiet old now it was a general talk. the doctor didn't took it seriously

Vicki - posted on 09/08/2012

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What does that mean no result? Does that mean your doctor said theres nothing we can do?

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