She starts crying thinking that she'll not fall asleep and will stay awake. It takes her atleast 2 hours to fall asleep. In those 2 hours she will get out of bed, cry etc. to complain that she cannot sleep. I asked her if there is anything bothering her. I also tried to sleep with her but in vein. It has been going on since 2 months now.
Hi. I'm wondering if there was any particular thing that might have triggered her sleep fears? Have there been any unusual changes in your family (ie, loss of a grandparent or pet, separation) or might she have even gone to a sleep-over at someone's house and seen a scary movie? Is it possible someone at school is bullying her? I know some parents have found giving their children a small amount of melatonin (you can buy it in the vitamin section of many stores, like Walgreen's) about 1/2 hour before bedtime helps with sleep, but if there's some underlying reason for her anxiety, I do think it's best to talk to the doctor and try to find out.35237
Let her read in bed for a while a book that she isinterested in and won't scare her. She will tire and probably learn something-or at least practice her reading skills. The hope is that she will not have the worries just lying in bed when she can't fall asleep.52496
My 9 year old son went through the same thing! What helped him was a) reminding him that he did (eventually) fall asleep, so he should be able to do so again, b) sleep is a natural process and to just let it happen and c) having a journal to write his concerns/fears/ dreams/ hopes or whatever was in his brain down. The journal idea really seemed to help. I also thought that a set of 'worry dolls' might help, too. Good luck!52968
Hi! I just came online to find some answers and I saw your post... My 9 year old daughter has always been anxious, but lately she's been a lot more... the reason... she's waiting for a big earthquake since she saw what happened in Haiti and Chile, I already talked to her about not to worry, gave her tea, told her to pray, to read a book, went to bed with her, and she'd been "visiting" my bed at midnight for the past 3 weeks and she's barely sleeping 3 or 4 hours every night. I'm worried about her health, but she's a normal girl during the day. 53988
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Forgot your password?
Thank you for submitting a review
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Thank you for submitting a review
Welcome to GreatSchools!
Complete your school's profile
For principals and school officials, we offer a special Enhanced School Profile (ESP) which allows you to update and add information about your school, as well as respond to reviews. If you are a school official, click Continue to start.
Thank you for submitting a comment
Please note that it can take up to 48 hours for your comment to be posted to our site. While you're here, we'd like to invite you to fill out a
survey on your school's programs, activities, and extracurriculars. It only takes a few minutes and will help parents get a full picture of your school.
You may only compare 8 schools at a time
Continue to compare the schools you have already selected or
Edit schools to change your selection.
Get started now! You have successfully registered and can now start updating your Official School Profile.
The information you provide is extremely valuable in helping parents and students learn more about your
school, so thanks for taking the time!
Your email needs to be verified
Oops! You haven't verified your email address yet.
To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you.
Can't find the email? Click the button below to receive a new one.
Follow this school
Get timely updates for , including performance data and recently posted user reviews.