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Dyslexia and sleep problems...

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minko Sun 16-Feb-14 21:51:01

My 10 yo daughter has recently been diagnosed with dyslexia, and now I'm wondering if her long term sleep issues are related to it. She is always tired, has trouble going to sleep, sleeps very lightly and wakes up very early (and always hops straight out of bed, despite feeling tired later on).

I've just googled it and read about studies that confirm that light sleep and dyslexia are related. But there's no mention of what to do about it, or what can help.

Any suggestions or experience appreciated (she has a regular routine, has tried milk before bed, no lights, black-out blinds etc...)???

MeMySonAndI Sun 16-Feb-14 21:58:11

Ds (10) doesn't have a light sleep at all, but only needs about 7 hours sleep.
He goes to bed at 9 but is often turning around in bed singing to himself until midnight. Have spent YEARS trying to get him to sleep on time, nothing works.

He is doing great in school so, although the latw nights are driving me crazy, I'm getting to accept that that is the way he is.

Beccadugs Sun 16-Feb-14 22:04:51

No advice Minko, but as a primary teacher and a dyslexic wondered if you would mind posting a link to the studies?! Thanks!!

minko Sun 16-Feb-14 22:13:20

Simple version:
http://sleepeducation.blogspot.co.uk/2009/10/sleep-dyslexia-reading-between-lines.html

Complicated version!:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2753811/

Dana2005 Sun 16-Feb-14 22:46:22

have you tried brushing techniques ,massage , quiet music...

minko Tue 18-Feb-14 15:03:01

I need to find out more about 'brushing' techniques. I've read a bit about it now, but not sure where to start... any advice?

nataliabuckler Fri 28-Mar-14 06:49:06

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