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Thread: I have a question

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    My DGS wakes up 4 or more times a night from dreams,sometimes crying sometimes scared sometimes just talking outloud.He doesn;t remember this in the morning.Do you think it would help him to rest if I made him a weighted blanket..He has never be diagnosed with any type of problem.He is seven

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    Working in the health care field, (this not being my forte), I'd speak with his doctor.

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    My oldest used to do this. sometimes she would wake up screaming and terrified other times just talking enough to wake me up and go check on her. When I asked the doctor said to watch what she did at night, reading, TV, even what she ate. In her case we figured it was things happening at school that she was not telling us about. Things that were bugging her. She would not remember anything at all either. We have not had an incident for about a year now. Good luck.

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    This could be something called night terrors. I've suffered from it for many years. Talk to his doctor. Most times you have no recall of details just being terrified. If not addressed it could lead to insomnia.

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    My DS did this when he was about 2 years old. He would be screaming and crying and I would have to wake him up to get him to stop. He outgrew it in a year or so.

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    my grandson did it and dr said he would outgrow it boys dont mature as fast as girls seems he is better now as he grows older hell be 7 in dec

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    My son did this when he was little. The best advice I ever got was not to wake him or touch him. The doctor told me to say his name and then start telling him a story about something else. Example...Remember the time when we had all those puppies and they would lick your face, remember how it tickled, you would giggle, that puppy is licking your face now, he so cute. Once he had taken what I was talking about and dreaming about it instead, I would rub his back and help to calm him, kiss him on the forehead and leave him to a better dream. Even though they are asleep they can hear every word you say, if you over react and try to wake them then you become a part of the night terror. There were times when he would wake up the next morning and tell me about the puppies licking his face. He's 18 now and still dreams heavily.

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    My son also had these night terrors and I would say pray with him at bedtime. He then knew that Jesus was there to take care of him and the monsters would stay away. It did help.

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    Weighted blanket or not, you should find out what the underlying problem is. It is quote "not normal" in my unprofessional opinion, for a 7 year old. Something is bother him.

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    My daughter did this until she was 9. She had night terrors. Sometimes didn't even wake up. We just made sure she didn't eat or drink too close to bedtime, was sufficiently tired (we did some tai bo if the day had been more sedentary that usual) and did happy things before bed. Still happened average twice a month, but those things seemed to help. We also did like leatherflea said, and rubbed her back and made comforting noises, but did NOT wake her.

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