I have several sleep disorders, self diagnosed mind you. I go through stages where as soon as I lay down, I am hard and fast asleep. However, the more prominent of my issues is insomnia. It will stick around for weeks. No matter how tired I am, I can not fall asleep.  The reason I tell you this is because it seems I have passed this on the TK.  Now, as parents, we all know the importance of a good nights sleep for them.  Same for us but they need that rest for healthy growth all around.

The problem is, I am at my wits end with how to help him rest. He hasn’t napped since he was 2 and he just goes and goes and goes. I would like to bottle up that energy and sell it or take it since we don’t sleep.  You know that if he isn’t sleeping, I am not sleeping. Even on the nights when I could go to sleep, I am up with him.  Tk takes a high dose prescription antihistamine because he produces to much histamine. You can scratch him a little and it swells up and gets angry red. Don’t get me started on what bug bites do to him.  The doctor’s have suggested benadryl, but he is already on so much how is that safe? We have tried Melatonin, quiet space, lights on, laying with him, leaving him by himself. Nothing seems to work.

He walks around with giant dark circles under his eyes.  But you never know he is tired besides that.  He runs and jumps and plays and talks nonstop.  This is a picture of him on Wednesday when he had 3 hours of sleep to go to Kindergarten registration.  Still, never napped and was up until 2 that morning.  Something has to give for him.  I have talked to the doctors, I have followed their advice.  No, I will not put my 5 year old on sleep aids.  That’s crazy.

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SO I am reaching out to all the moms out there, to give me any advice you can think of.  I am willing to do whatever I can to help him and me  without putting him on prescription or OTC sleep aids.  So moms, what are your thoughts? Please reach out and help!!!

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