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I have got to say that Claudia was the "perfect" baby and child when it came to sleeping. In fact the only one out of the 5.
Since Claudia developed Type 1, her sleeping pattern has rapidly gone down hill. You could put this down to being disturbed when we check her blood glucose levels or initially due to the upset and stress of having diabetes.
Yet 2 years down the line, her sleep pattern is more erratic than ever. Recently she has been getting in our bed. Not good, Donald snoring on one side, Claudia fidget bottom on the other.
I asked her what was waking her up and why she couldn't get to sleep. She said she was having bad dreams, which range from bad men robing the house, strange noises to monsters.
I often asked the question to myself: Is it just Claudia or is there more to this?
Well my question was answered by my friend Donna. She was not having much sleep due to her daughter having hypo's and bad dreams about monsters. Again her daughter had previously been a very good sleeper.So it would seem it is related to the diabetes.
It seems to come and go following no particular pattern.
Is the monster diabetes? Are the bad men the Doctors?
How do you resolve it? I have tried all sorts, reading nice stories, telling funny tales when she gets up, cuddles, putting a teddy on room guard to keep them away to name but a few.
I am really at a loss. We are seeing the child psychologist tomorrow, maybe she will have some answers.
Does this happen to your children or to you?