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Insmonia in 11 year old pubescent girl
TimothyD58 posted:
It's apparently just in her head and she gets herself wound up about it and cannot fall asleep. We've tried music or books by iPod, or just rubbing her back (for hours). Looking for similar experiences and hopefully resolution.
Byroney_WebMD_Staff responded:
Dear TimothyD58,

Hello and thank you for posting. I have some articles that may be helpful:

Your Child's Bedtime Routine

Sleep Disorders in Children

However, I would encourage you to talk this over with her doctor. He or she should be able to give you some recommendations on helping her sleep.

Hopefully, some of our other members can share their tips with you, too.

Write back and let us know how she's doing,

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

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