Daylight savings time--OMG!

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Daylight savings time--OMG!
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Tue, 03-16-2010 - 8:54pm

This is the 3rd night in a row that it has been a fight to get my kids to sleep.

                                

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Registered: 06-25-2003
Tue, 03-16-2010 - 9:35pm

I feel your pain. My kids are going to bed OK but not feeling sleepy. Then in the morning they are impossible to wake, grumpy and forgetting things (just like their mom).

Melatonin helps.

Peter is even asked me today when his body will adjust to the new time. I told him it takes about a week. I hope I'm right.

-Paula

-Paula

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-Paula

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Registered: 06-25-2005
Tue, 03-16-2010 - 9:40pm

I don't know where my brain is, but THAT's why my kids aren't sleeping! A couple of my kids are just such poor sleepers that I sometimes forget there are other reasons for their bad sleep habits, like time changes.

I did finally give three of my four kids melatonin tonight and last night. Sunday night my NT kids were up until close to midnight. They've been fighting colds and start state assessment tests this week. I didn't want a repeat late bedtime, so last night I gave both NT kids melatonin. They went to sleep okay, but 11yo AS ds was awake and talking until about 10pm when I finally made him take melatonin.

Now that you pointed out that their bodies are probably adjusting to daylight savings, I can hold out hope that we'll be back to their usual bad sleep habits instead of their extra bad sleep habits before long.

I hope your kids get back on track soon, too! When it's late and my kids won't sleep, I start getting cranky. I know what you mean about it feeling personal even tho' you know it's not their fault.

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Registered: 01-25-2007
Wed, 03-17-2010 - 4:09am
I had to laugh at your post because I'm having an awful time adjusting myself but my aspie
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Wed, 03-17-2010 - 10:03am

OMG! The time change is just kicking my butt this go round.

Susan, mom to Sam 11 and Connor 9