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Child wakes up over and over, no recollection
chipchippy posted:
Hello! I'm trying to figure out if there is a sleep disorder associated with my son's inability to sleep soundly. He will wake up multiple times each night, usually upset, but not panicked. He'll go back to sleep, only to start calling for me again 20 or 30 minutes later and have no idea he was yelling for me. I'll ask him what's wrong, and he'll tell me nothing is wrong, and he wasn't calling me. This can go on for 3 or 4 hours.
I don't believe it is night terrors based on the descriptions I've read about the symptoms.
The next day, he will have absolutely no recollection of waking up during the night. But I sure do. I'm exhausted.
Byroney_WebMD_Staff responded:
Dear chipchippy.

Hello and welcome. We do have an article on Sleep Disorders in Children that may be helpful to you. However, since you say this is disturbing your sleep and his sleep, I would encourage you to talk to your son's doctor about it so you can find a solution.

Maybe some of our other parents can share their experiences with you, too.

Best wishes for better sleep,

I haven't failed. I've found 10,000 ways that won't work. -Benjamin Franklin

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