Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    My 8 year old boy does not sleep through the night?
    larryd1 posted:
    This seems it all started several months before he turned 8. He was getting up at least twice during the night and asking to sleep with us or asking to bring his top mattress in our room and sleep next to our bed. His excuse is always either he had a nightmare or he was scared. I also often hear him moaning, or whining and moving around while he is still sleeping. We have often allowed him to crawl in our bed or bring his mattress in our room so we didn't have to deal with getting up several times during the night or just so we could get rest

    Things we have tried:

    Turning off his TV 1 hour before bedtime
    Having him lay quietly in his bed 1 hour before bedtime
    Listen to soft music or music of his choice while falling asleep
    Letting the TV stay on while falling asleep
    Giving him sleepy time tea before bedtime

    Spotlight: Member Stories

    My name is Eli, and my husband's name is John. I have a stepson who is 14, who we have for the summer. John and I have 2 children together. Trista...More

    Helpful Tips

    Emoticon List
    Old time emoticon list below with some notes You may see them sometimes even in Internet Explorer 6 when in a thread.. But IE6 isn't ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    15 of 24 found this helpful

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.