Chloe’s Sleep Issues

Chloe goes through phases of either waking in the middle of the night and not going back to sleep or taking 3 hours to go to sleep. Either way it is not a good situation. Everyone needs to get enough sleep, but take a child whose brain works overtime most of the day and you can understand why she needs her 10 to 11 hours.

Chloe currently takes Clonidine to help her go to sleep. Some nights it works very well. Then she will have several days in a row when she takes HOURS to go to sleep. Remember this is my husband and my only alone time together. We feel bad for her and for us. When shes awake she talks or sings nonstop. So it’s hard to relax or even sleep if we are in bed.

She will stay in bed if she wakes up, which is a good thing, but she talks for hours.  We don’t know how she does it. I don’t want to raise her medicine.  The Dr had us give her 1/2 a pill more for awhile, but nothing changed. Even her pediatrician doesn’t want to give her to much.

I tried Melatonin before ever medicating her. We never wanted to go that route, but had no choice. Chloe has to rest❤ So we continue on each night saying a prayer that she can go right to sleep and sleep through the night. She has a good bedtime routine that she has had for as long as I can remember.  I think it’s just hard for her brain to wind down at night. 

Do any of your kiddos have this issue? What do you do?


2 thoughts on “Chloe’s Sleep Issues”

  1. We had the same issue for many years. After a sleep study, melatonin and other interventions – we finally found a way to make it work through a multi-pronged approach. One of the things that helped was a dreampad pillow. It seems to help calm her mind and it takes less time to get her to sleep, and most nights she now sleeps all night. It’s pricy, but we’ve had ours now for nearly 2 years and she loves it.

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