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5 year old has never slept through the night. Help!?

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Dr. Timothy Bell
Family Medicine
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In brief: Tired not , I'd say

I'm sure you have tried everything.
But quality, restorative sleep required 8 hours. He/she needs to burn all left over energy before bed. No sugar or glucose/ carbs at night. Reduce carbs during the day. No red food coloring. No fluids 2 to 3 hours before bed. Alow him/her to stay in the room and play instead of coming out or attending to them, seek medical attention for medication to ..... More.

In brief: Tired not , I'd say

I'm sure you have tried everything.
But quality, restorative sleep required 8 hours. He/she needs to burn all left over energy before bed. No sugar or glucose/ carbs at night. Reduce carbs during the day. No red food coloring. No fluids 2 to 3 hours before bed. Alow him/her to stay in the room and play instead of coming out or attending to them, seek medical attention for medication to ..... More.
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