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Teenage daughter and sleeping
michagriff3226 posted:
Im at a teenage daughter is 16 years old. She suffers from migrains and has seen a neurologist who has prescribed Imdur. She doesn't like taking it because it makes her tired and "out of it". So we are trying to monitor her food and liquid intake to find triggers for this. On top of that she also is a light the point she says she lays there and hears her heart beating and this keeps her awake too. Part of my thinks that if she slept regularly this might help with the headache situation.
I am going to buy a a white noise machine to see if this helps at all. My next step is a sleep specialist. Does anyone have any experience with this or have any suggestions?
An_248704 responded:
I do not have children, but does you daughter frequently fall asleep during the day? How does she sleep at night? Does she snore? How many hours of sleep does she feel she gets at night, and how many of those hours does she feel are restful sleep? Does she feel she dreams a lot and is she sometimes aware she is dreaming? Just some questions to ask. Also, try keeping both a food and sleep journal so when you do visit a doctor you can really explain to them what she is feeling. My experience with doctors are they listen for about two minutes and do not ask questions and tell you there is nothing wrong. However, once I put it on paper, I was finally heard.
Good Luck

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