Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 16 of 16

Thread: I have a question

  1. #1
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    kentucky
    Posts
    2,267
    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

  2. #2
    Super Member orangeroom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    2,435
    Blog Entries
    1
    Working in the health care field, (this not being my forte), I'd speak with his doctor.

  3. #3
    Super Member KGoodhand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Ontario Canada
    Posts
    2,651
    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.

  4. #4
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    961
    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.

  5. #5
    Super Member TexasSunshine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Kilgore Tx
    Posts
    1,838
    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.

  6. #6
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    VIRGINIA
    Posts
    22,504
    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

  7. #7
    Super Member leatheflea's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    martinsville Indiana
    Posts
    4,454
    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.

  8. #8
    Senior Member Boopers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    612
    Blog Entries
    4
    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.

  9. #9
    AllStitchedUp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    105
    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.

  10. #10
    Senior Member Becka's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Springfield, Illinois
    Posts
    647
    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.

  11. #11
    Super Member hopetoquilt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    2,873
    I tend to look for cause/effect relationship. Try altering one variable at a time for a decent period of time to see if there is an effect. Keep a journal of what he ate, activities he did during the day, any stressors (bad day at school, test next day, etc.), when he went to bed, how often he awakes.

    I have very vivid and sometimes frightening dreams when I am too hot at night from being overdressed or having too many blankets.

    My friend's child had difficulty digesting gluten and woke repeatedly at night.

    You may also need to look into a sleep study.

  12. #12
    Member chelgvns's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    NE of Joplin MO
    Posts
    78
    I have a 6yr old boy...he was diagnosed last year with asbergers...he was doing this...night after night....we cut out every tv show or movie that was violent...the dreams slowed way down...apparently they were replaying in his little mind over and over...we also puit him on gluten free diet seemed to help some...unfortunately our new thing is not sleeping at all...ugh!!!!

  13. #13
    Senior Member LovinMySoldier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Hawaii
    Posts
    981
    My little guy use to wake up crying and screaming every night. When he was around 2. Like screaming. Couldn't calm him down or really wake him up. I am certain he was screaming in his sleep and not awake. What REALLY helped him was just stringing Christmas lights around his room. We did it on all four walls by the ceiling. Helped immediately.

  14. #14
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    1,342
    My son had one when he was around 3. He woke up screaming and when we went in he said there were bugs all around. We tried "killing" the ones he pointed to but they kept comming so I went and got "bug killer" and sprayed it all around and it killed them all (thank God for Lysol). Luckily he never had another.

  15. #15
    QM
    QM is offline
    Power Poster QM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Northern California mountains
    Posts
    12,542
    Sometimes these can be triggered by something adults would not find worrisome at all. Once my younger son had an attack following a Brady Bunch episode that really bothered him. sometimes they represent really serious daytime problems. My older sone did not tell me that one day care was awful for him. He did not want to bother me. When we figured that one out, of course he went to a different day care.

  16. #16
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    116
    Sounds like night terrors. I suffered from them when I was young as did my DS when he was little. You are meant to not wake them from sleep if it happens - its hard to watch and sometimes they can go on for like 45 mins. The difference between them and nightmares is that you don't ever remember night terrors.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.