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Posted by: gary | 2010/04/16

7 year old sleep disorder

Hi Doctor

We have a 7 year old boy , normal in all respects , the problem we have is that he awakens during the night , normally (90% of ther time) 1 to 2 hours after going to sleep , he gets out of bed and rushes around the houses most time talking in one word exclamations , he is anxious and confused , if you try to help him back toward the bed he becomes even more anxious and pysical until you have no option but to wake him when and normallty returns. .His pulse is extremmly high at this point . He has no recollection of the dream/nightmare , . this started about a month ago , and has been getting worse since then - any suggestions or thoughts on what to do next?

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It is really nothing to worry about, and he will almost certainly grow out of it. Chat to your pediatrician if it is too disrupting, and he will be able to help

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Posted by: Sleep expert | 2010/04/19

It is really nothing to worry about, and he will almost certainly grow out of it. Chat to your pediatrician if it is too disrupting, and he will be able to help

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