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Sleep Issues and ADHD
Nocturnal Room Destruction
My son (now 9) was diagnosed with ADHD when he was 5 years old. For years we had no issues with sleep at all then when he turned 7 we started seeing that he was getting up early and having difficulty falling asleep. About 6 months ago it got really bad with him getting out of his room and into the prize box and pantry. He started sneaking things into his room and ruining things in his room. Everything but his mattress and clothes were out of his room. I thought things were going better lately since we started using Melatonin Ultra and took him off of all of the nighttime medication. He started wetting the bed again when he does sleep which his doctor believes is because he is getting into REM longer. However, now he is peeling the paint off the wall and breaking his hangers. I hate that he has nothing in his room and is like a prisoner. We have to search his room at night and he has a door alarm. Does anyone have some ideas of what I could give him to do that would not be destructive at night or how to improve this situation at all? Anything would be helpful. I just want be able to have him feel like a kid not someone locked up!