Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Anxiety and Sleep

The sleep clinic pediatrician said something interesting at our last appointment.  She said kids/adults with anxiety can often have sleep issues.  She isn't an advocate of using anti-anxiety medication on kids under 4, but she did feel that Connor was going to be a likely candidate for it.

I have had an inkling for a while now that he was going to need some sort of medication for his anxiety but I hadn't realised it could also help him with sleep issues.  While I won't be rushing into giving him that sort of stuff, it is certainly food for thought.

In the meantime the sleep clinic Pediatrician has sent Connors files through to the Child Psychologist.  She said she will chat to her before making any sort of recommendations for further medication.  I think Connor is going to start to rattle soon.

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