Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Joy | 2012-12-05


Sleepless Nights PLEASE HELP

I have a 12 month old son who doesn''t sleep peacefully at night. This has been happening for the past month now. He tosses and turns the whole night.

Please advise.

Thank you.

Expert's Reply



There may be several reasons why a baby of this age suddenly starts being restless at night. The most common is that it is just a stage and there is no obvious cause that can be found.A change of formula may sometimes cause discomfort. Other important causes are a blocked nose and silent reflux. Of these two a blocked nose is more common and can greatly interfere with a child's sleep. The most common cause of a persistently blocked nose in this age group is enlarged adenoids and the symptoms usually are snoring when sleeping and yellow thick nasal mucous.
Let me know if you have noticed any obvious symptoms with your baby that may help us to explain his sudden restlessness

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