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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: concerned again | 2006/10/25

Q.

Sleepy in the mornings

Hi doc,

Me again!

My 21 mnth old son sleeps very well (more/less from 20:00 to 06:00). In the mornings when he gets up, he will most of the times be happy and cheerful - but after abt 1/2 hour he seems really tired again and drowsy. Should I be concerned??

Many thnx :)

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is unusual. I presume that you are not giving him any sedatives or antihistamines at night. It is a good idea to check his Haemoglobin in case he is anaemic. Many children of this age are anaemic, so have him checked just to be sure.

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