chris's girl Posted February 20, 2012 Share Posted February 20, 2012 DS10 has always sort of challenged bedtime by a lot. He has trouble shutting down, but it was manageable until lately. Now he is in our room just about every night, saying he can't relax. His pacing has gotten worse. He does it at meal times, which causes stress because we live with my parents right now and my mom does not want him eating all over the house. The pacing at bedtime is getting worse too. At night to help the kids unwind we put on Adventures in Odyssey. This helps them stay in bed, making the situation with having our 9 person family in 3 bedrooms more manageable. I find find DS up at the computer, though. He's messing with it or just staring at it, even though there's not much on the screen with an audio file. I tried music, which works when he's in our bedroom, but not in his. He's now become obsessed with the 11 o'clock hour. He thinks if he doesn't go to sleep by then it's just really bad, even though we've never told him that. To be clear, he is not afraid of anything except not sleeping. He's not having nightmares or saying he's afraid of his room. We've talked about it. Melatonin works really well. But we stopped using it when we read that younger DS's sleepwalking could be caused by it, and that some have suggested that melatonin use before puberty might delay its onset. Drugs always have worse side effects. Any advice? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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