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help!! sleep problems need help!!!

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kayesummersmummy Fri 16-Nov-12 22:18:28

hello i need help i really really do not know what to do!!
my daughter is 15 months old, she has slept through the night since she was 7 weeks old, we moved when she was 4 months and went from her moses basket in our room to her cot in her own room and she was fine!! the only problem we had with her sleeping wise was that she has sleep apnea.
for a few weeks now she has been waking up screaming and when i go in shes throwing her arms around and looks very distressed and put it down to night terrors as she just drifted straight back of (thinking this may be down to her sleep anpea as have researced)
but now she wakes up screaming and when we walk in she has her arms up like she is absoulutley terrifed and clinging on to me. usually i just give her a bottle and she drifts straight of but now as we take her to bed and put her in her cot she is screaming and screaming like shes scared and i really dont know what to do!! she is also waking up quite a few times in the night and most times cant settle her she just sobs and sobs like she is petrifed of something!
would really appreciate any advice as really want to nip this in the bud before she gets bad sleeping habbits or something she was just a perfect sleeper and i hate seeing her so upset and afraid sad
any suggestions please smile xxxxx

amazingmumof6 Fri 16-Nov-12 23:20:19

I can't comment on sleep apnea, as have no experience/knowledge.
still I had a few ideas, and like to offer my support!

I could be that somehow the room is looking scary at night! I'd go in tomorrow night when it's dark and try to see what she might see, hear, feel, smell! it could be a cold draugth or a strange noise like the radiator popping!

A friend's son was terrified of his new bedroom,but only at night and had real trouble falling asleep/woke up screaming etc.
turned out the patterns on the wall got distorted at night due to outside lights and looked like teeth of a big animal!
1st they gave him a little night light, but then decided to repaint room. no trouble since!

so how about the softest night light so she can see it's still the same room? the plug in ones I quite good, you get get them from Mothercare or Boots.

could be some level of separation anxiety - is it possible to move her back with you for a while?

and maybe it's worth to visit gp or your specialist for a check up?

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