Waking up too much during the night?

Amber - posted on 11/28/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )




My 1 year old son wakes up anywhere from 5-10 times through the night, every night. Sometimes he cries, sometimes he screams, but he always goes right back to sleep. At first I was thinking night terrors, my daughter went through them when she was around 3, but didn't have them near as frequent. What bothers me though is while he is falling asleep, right before he totally passes out, he'll scream really loudly. I am living with my mother and her boyfriend, and I know lack of proper sleep can cause night terrors. Him and I sleep in the living room, where we have no privacy, and people come in and out starting around 6 am and can't keep their mouths down. My mother stays up at all hours of the night on her laptop, which is located in the living room. So the constant clicking of that and her laughing real loud, getting up and down, etc, also tends to disturb our sleep.

What can I do to help him sleep through the night properly again? I've already begged for them to shut up and stop doing things that don't allow us to sleep, but they don't care that it's disrupting his sleep and that they are the cause for all this.


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Amber - posted on 11/30/2011




@Kyleigh - No I don't pay any rent here. I wish I could move out on my own, but an ex really messed up my credit with an eviction and until I can take him to court to get it fixed, the only places that will rent to me are roach infested and shootings almost every other week and the only job I can find is seasonal work during late Spring early Fall then I'm s.o.l. for the rest of the time. It's a small town and they don't allow a lot of businesses to open up around here so it makes finding a job almost impossible unless I want to go to fast food (which isn't even hiring) and still not be able to get out on my own because they pay bare minimum here no matter what your experience. Outside of my seasonal job, I've been out of a job for almost a year and a half now.

@Tamara - I've tried that, I just get punished by her with holding any type of help for me. I've had to drop out of classes because she refused to babysit if she didn't get sleep or wouldn't help me out with gas so I could get to and from school or to look for a job. It's not like I go out running around, I go to school, look for a job, and then run her stupid errands all day.

@Cindy - Thanks for the advice, but praying isn't in me anymore. I have different beliefs that I'm not sure where exactly they fall anymore. I've tried the whole praying thing and this is where I've ended up at.

Cindy - posted on 11/29/2011




pray about it! ask God what to do he says you have not because you do not ask...

Kyleigh - posted on 11/29/2011




Can you try to move out onto your own just yet? Do you pay your mom any kind of rent to stay there if so i dont see why either way she cant try to be quiet for her own grandchild

Tamara - posted on 11/29/2011




Honestly this would be rude I would walk in their room and talk loudly and make a lot of noise when they are sleeping, just so they know how it feels.

As far as getting your little one to stop waking I havent got a clue I hope something clicks and he stops for you soon.

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