Sleeping through the night

Sleeping through the night

You may recall that Elliott was waking up in the middle of the night for awhile.  While he sleeps,  sometimes his body purges excess energy.  It does so through shaking.  It’s not actually a seizure but it does resemble one.

The other bizarre thing that accompanies this shaking,  is the sensation that he’s falling.

This absolutely terrifies him.

When he wakes up,  he will not go back to sleep.. In fact,  for the longest time,  he refused to go to sleep because he was afraid he would fall again. 

We have been without incident for about 2 weeks now.  We increased his melatonin a little bit and that seems to be helping. 

I meant to share this before but life has me pretty distracted anymore.  Better late than never..   🙂


**Thanks for reading**

       -Lost and Tired

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Quick thought – would it work to get bedrails for his bed (like what people have on bunk beds) so that he wouldn't be worried about falling if it comes back? 


That's something we are looking into. I think that's our best option at this point. Good idea and advice.

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