Question: My 6 year old is struggling to fall asleep night after night. The school nurse suggested putting him to bed earlier (7pm) and making sure that he has calm time before bed. It hasn’t worked.
He typically falls asleep at 10pm. He says he can’t help it. His eyes are wide open and you can see his brain working through his eyes! I have tried no tv, calm tv, kids relaxation cds, calm story before bed … and so it continues. He is tired in the mornings and has terrible frustration temper tantrums. He has been having these for years and can become violent. Kicking and punching his older siblings. In the morning he says he hasn’t slept all night! I know that he has had some sleep. Occasionally he comes into our room in the early hours due to nightmares etc. and we send him back to his room.I am completely exhausted and cannot carry on like this. I’m thinking of going to my GP to ask for some sleeping medicine for him. I’m not sure they will even prescribe this for a 6 yr old.At school they are concerned by how quiet he is. Obviously his body is possessed by another child during school hours!He also won’t eat proper hot meals with the rest of the family.I’m so tired…