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    Default 7 year old sleep time / struggling to sleep

    DS is 7.5 and really struggling to get to sleep every night. He is up around 6am but usually can't get to sleep until around 9/9:30pm. We have a routine in that he gets a story every night then he is allowed to sit up and read until 8pm/8:20pm but he doesn't get to sleep until at least 9pm. He's also been complaining of a sore tummy every night but I think that's just some anxiety about the changes between grades at school.

    Any advice anyone?

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    Default 7 year old sleep time / struggling to sleep

    Hmm sounds like my DS twin! He's in bed by 7.30, reads till 8pm but more often than not wandering out at 9pm saying he can't sleep. He too wakes at 6/6.30. We use a gro clock in his room so he's not allowed out of bed till it goes yellow but can lie there and read books. We busted him up at 2am a few nights reading so had to unplug his night light when we go to bed. When he gets really bad we use the Brauers calm which seems to help for a bit but we try not to use it too much. With the stomach aches I agree it's nerves/anxiety - we started giving him those probiotic balls (not ideal I know but he takes them) and between that and the Brauers the tummy ache complaints stopped.

    There is no way my DS gets enough sleep in my opinion but it's the best we seem to be able to do with him - the kid is wired like an energiser bunny!!

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    No advice. 7yo DD has been the same, except she usually sleeps in until 7am not 6. I've put it down to getting dark so late. She obviously needs more sleep but it just doesn't happen!!

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    My DD1 who is also 7.5 has done a bit of this lately.
    Im putting it down to her not being as tired as usual cause its school holidays so our days are much more relaxed.
    Im hoping it all goes back to normal and she'll be uber exhausted once she goes back to school, dancing & gymnastics next week.

    Our school time routine is bed at 730 i read her 1 chapter then she reads 1 chapter to herself before i come back and turn off the lights.
    We've had a few incidents lately of her appearing at my bed at late hours telling me she'd not been able to get to sleep yet so i go and lay next to her till she falls asleep

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    My almost 7 year old DD is the same, every night she has a sore tummy and has trouble sleeping. She wasn't so bad over the holidays but now that school is approaching the complaints have started.
    She does have anxiety though and has just started seeing a psychologist so hopefully things improve for her soon. No real advice but big hugs
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