A few weeks ago DD went in for a hearing test where it was discovered she was a mouth breather, i also brought up her snoring, something I had never thought anything of this until it was mentioned.
We went and saw the ENT specialist who after many questions suggested she may have sleep apnea, mainly due to her NEED for 12 hours sleep still at 9 years old.
Through lots of trail and error we found that if DD went to bed at 7, lights out and asleep by 8 and then waking at 8, her moods, concentrating, everything about her was improved.
However DD hates having to go to bed so early, she understands she needs it but doesn't think it's fair when her friends all stay up till 8pm or later. And I really feel for her, I hated always having to go to bed earlier than everyone else.
We are still waiting for an appointment to have an official sleep apnea test done on her but I'm wondering if anyone has any advice?
She had a big weekend and fell apart tonight, something she only does when she hasn't had enough sleep.
I feel so sorry for her, she's an awesome kid when she has enough sleep, always happy and helpful but it's like she switches to devil child when she has one or two nights up later. But she needs to be up by 8 for school (she will sleep in on weekends so is allowed to stay up later) and she has been teased by kids at school about it which breaks my heart.
Does anyone have any advice, recommendations, anything, to make this easier? I have changed our diet and we eat healthier than ever, her moods are all reliant on how many hours sleep she gets.