My son has never slept very well and I'm just realizing that maybe this has to do with SID. He has not been officially diagnosed, but definitely shows many, many of the signs.
We've always let him read himself to sleep, so he's used to that, but more recently he seems extremely restless every night. I thought maybe it was the typical 8yr old, trying to stay up late thing, however, the other night he slept with me and he was just as restless. He becomes rather distressed to where he complains of being hot, hurting legs, scratchy bedding and general tossing and turning. I've tried everything to soothe him and he really just seems so worked up every night. It's like he's desperately tired, but can't calm down.
Does anyone else have a child who does this? What do you do to calm him? He's tried bathes and no tv after a certain hour, but he is still up until 11 p.m. or later on many evenings.
Thanks for the help!