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    Default Two year old always tired in mornings - any ideas??

    My DD is 26 months and seems to be sleeping really well. She wakes up every now and then in the middle of the night but goes back to sleep straight away. Most mornings I have to wake her at about 8am otherwise she would keep sleeping. Then by about 10am she's grumpy and tired again. She only seems to perk up in the afternoons after her day sleep and she's fine all afternoon and evening. Other symptoms are bags under her eyes (shes always had them - ever since she was a Bub). She's a thumbsucker but always sucks her thumb with a gap in her mouth to breath. She also has horrendous breath when she wakes up. I am just starting to wonder how well she is actually sleeping at night because she just doesn't seem that well rested in the morning. And i guess if there is a problem with her,sinuses or something. I guess she might just not be a morning person. Just wondering if anyone else has had anything similar to this. Probably going to go and speak to my GP about it.

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    Why do u wake her at8?

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    What time is she going to bed at night

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    Could you just let her sleep?

    If your worried there could be a medical issue I'd talk to your GP.

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    She might have something like silent reflux - that can cause really bad breath. Or a breathing issue like sleep apnoea.

    Definitely worth mentioning to your GP.

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    I wake her in the morning to get going for activities! She sleeps from about 11-1 during the day and then back to bed between 7 and 7.30! So her night sleep is always over 12 hours long.

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    Are you sure she's actually going to sleep at 7-7.30? We've recently discovered that DS takes a lot longer to fall asleep than we thought- he doesn't make much noise or get out of bed or anything, just lies there quietly and watches the shadows on the wall or whispers quietly to himself. Could it just be that she's a bit of a night owl? If she's fine after her day nap, it doesn't sound like it would be an issue with not sleeping well. I'd try just letting her sleep in an extra hour in the mornings. If you don't have other kids who need a school run or anything, I think it would be best to just follow her lead. It sounds like she sleeps a lot but not excessively.


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    My vote would be sleep apnea. Best to go see an ENT or referral to sleep specialist. At least they could rule anything out.

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    Thanks everyone! Will make an appointment with my gp this week. Don't know much about sleep apnea! Will do some research before I go! She's definitely falling asleep when she goes to bed. I've checked on the video monitor!

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    DD2 was like this and I took her to see an ent and various others but it turns out she's just not a morning person. Neither is DH. Some mornings are fine but on other days she's a wreck, and I can't let her sleep in (not that she would anyway) because we have a school run. She perks up after lunch and is great in the evenings (no day sleep for 9 months).

    She's nearly 3 and a half now and I've found she's better more mornings than not these days. I'm hoping it's something she'll grow out of. But I would definitely rule out anything medical.


 

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