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what is a sleep aid for a 4 year old who is not sleeping. The

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what is a sleep aid for a 4 year old who is not sleeping. The online Ped said that her issues were ptsd from her 5 day hospital stay. She is only sleeping 2 hours at the most and wakes up violently kicking and screaming. She is waking up the whole house. She states that she cant breathe, back hurts or neck hurts. It seems to be different reasons everytime she wakes up. We have tried melatonin, motrin we are lost and exhausted. Her ENT, Regualr doctor have yet to assist. Can u please help???
Other than what you've already tried, I couldn't recommend a sleep aide. A better solution would be better to help her resolve her PTSD. She needs a therapist who is experienced in play therapy. Something that might help in the meantime is to play a recording of a beating heart. There are some available on iTunes and there are some stuffed animals that have the heart sound. This sound is very soothing to children because it was the first sound they heard in utero.
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