Jenn - posted on 12/03/2009 ( 50 moms have responded )
My daughter is 3 years old, she is very hyper an hard to keep her focused, always running from one activity to another seems like every 6 minutes lol. She will be playing with toys then running to her room to turn on her tv to watch a movie then running back to the living room to color then back to her room.. an I guess you can see where all this leads for the rest of our day. Its difficult to get her to sit down for more than 5 minutes. So at the end of the day you would think that she goes right to sleep from all the activity? Well this where my question comes in. She does not sleep, she is up all night till the brink of exhaustion then falls asleep. We has our routine that she has had since a baby for bed time, she gets not juice 2 hrs before bed only water I have tried waking her up early in the morning but she is literally a dead log, nothing got her up. I was talking to her, shaking her arms a little I even picked her up an tried to get her to open her eyes but all she did was go back to sleep.. dead weight. I asked her doctor but he says its "normal".. really? Cause this doesn't seem normal. Its like she can't shut down her brain or something in order to go to sleep, like she is constantly got her on switch flipped up. By the time she gets into a deep sleep its time to get up!. But then she acts like she got 13 hrs of sleep, hyper an running around. When I do manage to get her to sleep at a somewhat decent hour she doesn't stay asleep she is up only hours later. I don't think her Ped.is taking me seriously when I tell him this.. Is this normal? or is this a sign of something like ADHD.. or sleep apnea? or something else??!! HELP! I am desperate for a good nights sleep!!