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    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

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