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how do I get my 8 year old to sleep?

My 8 year old just will not sleep and I don't know how to make him.
In Topics: Sleep and rest
> 60 days ago

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Wayne Yankus
Dec 5, 2013
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You are never in control of food, poop and sleep.  Start by having a nightly ritual about the time he seems tired.  Bathe, brush teeth, read two or three short stories then put him/her to bed.  Adjust the time based on daylight, your needs, and how soon it is after a meal. Be consistent. Some children are loons and others larks; however, an eight year old should get 12-10 hours sleep.  No naps during the day.

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics

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mjskummer
mjskummer writes:
Ask is doctor for  help.
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danalaux
danalaux writes:
I have 2 kids with adhd and they both have trouble getting to sleep. There doctor recommended giving them melatonin. It's natural and can be bought at wal-mart, cvs. I would ask the doctor on the right dose for your little one. Good Luck
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smartSylviaMolina
smartSylvia... writes:
My 8 year old son & I, exercise together in the living room . It is fun for him & we has a great time. I love it! Try about 10-15 mins., in the evening. It will leave him exausted  and he will fall sleep early and through the night.
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raghavendra1234
raghavendra... writes:
give him bath in the night
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genermcmillan
genermcmillan writes:
Dear it may be a big problem , Please consult a doctor for help.
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