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Posted by: Pat | 2011/10/21

7year old cant sleep

Have a 7year old daughter. She cant sleep before 11pm, she has to sleep after 11pm or 12am. If she sleeps early she wakes up in the middle of the night and sit until she falls asleep and she struggles to wake up in the morning for school. When she sleeps after 11pm or 12am, she manages to wake up on time for school.

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This sounds like far too little sleep for a child of that age. Too little sleep can have significant health effects, and may also affect her ability to learn. Please discuss this with you paediatrician.

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