Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Worried | 2010/05/13

Q.

sleeping problems

Hi Doc
I have a 21 month old boy, he moans/toses and turns most of the night. He doesn''t wake up for food or anything, its just those cries and the tossing. He is usually in bed at 08:00, he will sleep ok till say 12:00, and then be restless till 04:00 am. The eyes are still closed but he''d be making crying sounds. Some days are better than others. He is dewormed. Should i worry about this?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your son appears to be going through a common childhood problem at this age called night terrors. It would help to go to him and comfort him and let him fall asleep again. This is a passing problem and he should soon be over this stage.

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