extremely light sleeper .. HELP

Neha - posted on 08/26/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )




My daughter is born on 11th October 2009 and is an extremely light sleeper. She wakes up so many times during her nap as well as when she sleeps at night. I am too tired and fatigued. Any suggestions to make things better ??? Also is anyone else facing a similar problem??


Brittany - posted on 09/12/2010




aw our kids have the same birthday! my son is a light sleeper also. but he does sleep so much better when i sleep with him during naps. he also sleeps in my bed ! we tried the whole crib thing but he continued wakin every hour now he sleeps all night & plus i love him sleeping in my bed

Gretchen - posted on 09/10/2010




My son can sleep through the night with the windows open which allows the sounds of the freight train blasting it's horn as it rolls by, trucks that rev up their engine as they pass our house, since we live near a corner, and our 3 beagle dogs outside with his room nearest to them with no problem but if I sneak in there to put something in the laundry basket or ANYTHING, he rouses and sometimes wakes up. I just have to continue doing what I was so that he realizes it is ok for him to sleep. He does typically cry out during his naps but, if I ignore it (depending on the cry), he will continue to sleep for a good while longer. You are likely to know the difference in his cries by now as to whether he is really upset and needs you as opposed to him just being unhappy with the situation to aid you in getting the best out of his resting periods. I hear from his sitter that he doesn't get too much of a nap in the daytime with them because her lo goes to my son when he makes noise, and keeps him from getting the long time he would take if left alone.


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Susan - posted on 09/12/2010




Hi Neha my name is sue,i have a 10 and a half month old and trust me i know where you are comming from,my son was the same about a month ago,every lil noise he would wake up during his nap sometimes i would be lucky to even close my eyes just for half an hour,i found putting a lil radio in his room with some soothing music even classical my son listens to now helps them to understand they are not alone,also especially night time i found massaging my sons body from head to toe even for half an hour not every night but maeb twice a week helps their lil bodies relax.You will definately notice the extra sleep you will get.Even just sitting and relaxing in a chair perhaps reading to them as tired as you may feel you will definately notice the sleeping pattern change.

Krissy - posted on 08/31/2010




I have the same problem, my daughter was born Oct. 30, 2009. She used to be such a good sleeper. During the day I play a lullaby cd during her naps, at night I only play it when she first goes down for the night. She has been waking up a couple times now, but I think that is due to teething. I tried those white noise cds also, but that didn't help at all. Good luck and I feel your fatigue too.

Tamie - posted on 08/30/2010




Skylee had that prob a few months back and someone told me to have a radio in her room as she sleeps and slowly turn it up till its a good volume and she has been sleeping thru anything ever since

Natasha - posted on 08/30/2010




Mine has always been a light sleeper as well. I just lay down with her and take a nap. She sleeps better when I'm holding her, and I can get rest too. Also, at night, I have a mountain stream track that I play on repeat for her. It blocks out other noise and she sleeps better.

Luayn - posted on 08/30/2010




I too have a similar problem. I run a fan in her room all night and during naps to block out sounds from family...and outside. Often she wakes and cries out when sleeping...I wait at least 3 minutes before entering her room just in case she soothes herself back to sleep....which she often does. I also close her bedroom door. If she cries for me...I still hear her since we're in the next room at night or I wear the monitor on me anyways. Baby's have shorter sleep cycles than we do....so they typically wake more also. If her naps are good during the day....she often has a less fitfull sleep throughout the night.
Hope this helps.
I know it's rough...hang in there. I certainly feel for your exhaustion.
Here's an article I found also...

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