does anyone have kids that sleep with their eyes open?

Jenn - posted on 02/01/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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my 3 yr old does, and some nights it can be really creepy. shes done it ever since she was born? anyone else have kids that do that, and know why they sleep like that? im just curious because my 1 yr old sleeps with her eyes closed.

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Mykidzrcuter26 - posted on 07/12/2011

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My son is also 3 and has slept with his eyes partially open since birth. And it is creepy!! Lol. I have no idea why...

Josie - posted on 02/03/2009

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hi there my 2yr old son does it aswell all my mum friends thinks it very wierd but i just got so use to it now that i just gentle close his eye lids. i guess its just like sleep talkin or sleep walkin they will grow out of it i wouldnt worry about it

Steph - posted on 02/01/2009

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Hi my 18 month old son does this to its called called nocturnal lagophthalmos and is  common and they say it is because of some thing called REM sleep which is more active sleep cycle. Babies spend about 50% of there sleep time in REM adults do but not as much. They also say that most grow out of it between 12 - 18 months. but all i do is gently stroke his eyelids shut. so i wouldnt worry to much, I hope this helps a little.

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Azra - posted on 02/02/2009

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 hello



 same goes with my kid  too ..



 he  keeps his eyes half open  , when is in very sound sleep i just  stroke his eyelids  till they are fully closed..



 there's nothng to worry abt as it is very common



tc



  hope u will be relaxed after knowing that its normal for kids to do that



 

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