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Posted by: Pat | 2008/08/14

I Need Sleep

Do you have a natural remedy for a 30 month old that will not sleep through?? He wakes at least 3 times a night - not for milk or juice - wants Mom in his bed or to be in moms bed.

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Hello Pat,

Set a programme for one week to put child back in bed each time they visit you without talking to them after the first episode. It will be difficult and tiring but a pattern needs to be established.

Do not eat large meals within two hours of bedtime.

In the evening, eat bananas, dates, figs, milk, tuna, turkey, and whole grain crackers, or yoghurt. These foods are high in tryptophan which promotes sleep.

Avoid bacon, cheese, chocolate, ham, potatoes, sugar, sausage, spinach and tomatoes close to bedtime. These foods contain tyramine, which increases the release of norepinephrine a brain stimulant.

Best regards

Dr Guy Ashburner Osteopath

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