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post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-23-2016, 02:52 PM
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Re: Daughter has trouble falling asleep

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My daughters never slept much. Like, at 12, midnight to 630 am... one pulls a couple of all nighters a week, more during finals.

How many hours of sleep per day, and is she rested in the morning?
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Re: Daughter has trouble falling asleep

I had the same problem when I was her age. I was in a very demanding, new school and my brain was always on.

A sleeping mask and a good audio book on tape did me wonders. I used to listen to the BBC Sherlock Holmes with Clive Merrison. I've always loved Holmes.

I still use the sleeping mask regularly, but now I do adult colouring for an hour before bed, especially when I know I'm working a ton. I also crochet and make jewellery to de-stress.

The more I work, the harder it is to turn my brain off, unless I find ways to soothe it.

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Re: Daughter has trouble falling asleep

My DD never slept too much when she was in HS. She was in a demanding program and was up until 2 am. Some nights I had to insist she leave things and go to sleep. Then, she will wake up at 5 to finish her work.

Now she sleeps all day long. I think having their phones and tablets in bed makes for bad sleeping habits.

Give her some sleepy time tea before bed to see if that works. If she is still on meds, check with doc before giving her herbal teas.

When my kids were young I would give them a bath and massage every night before they sleep. My Dd still gets one every now and then. It's nice and relaxing for them.
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