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5 year old not getting to sleep till nearly 11!!!!

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geekage Fri 22-Jul-11 22:30:20

My perfect 7-7 child has suddenly started taking till 11pm to sleep. I have blacked out windows, shut doors, taken pocket money away, tried talking and I really dont know what to do next. She is an active and healthy child but had eye bags down to her knees................ Any advice????

Doodlez Fri 22-Jul-11 23:58:32

Bananas before bed. Contain melatonin.

She might be lacking a natural subatance called Melatonin which is produced by a gland within the body and helps you drift off to sleep when it goes dark.

Try Googling.

Scootergrrrl Sat 23-Jul-11 08:34:22

Tell her not to worry about getting to sleep, and just lie quietly in the dark with her eyes closed and rest. Sometimes my DD worries that she can't get to sleep straight away which keeps het awake! Get some soothing music or a White noise app maybe. I have one called phizz which is good.

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