4am this morning. Well, actually, I heard him tossing and turning in his bed at 2:30am. I was so tired that I just went back to sleep though. At 4am, I heard him banging toys together. SIGH. I went to his room and the toys were all over. He was having a ball. At 4 (FOUR!!!) am :( I told him to go back to bed and he said "Ok" and climbed back in bed. I immediately removed all of the toys. I attempted to go back to sleep, but it's very hard for me to fall asleep especially when my husband is in bed snoring. So I was up, and guess who else was?? Yep, Mr. Insomniac. I watched him on his monitor and the poor thing was trying really hard to fall asleep but he couldn't. He tossed and turned. Tried one end of the bed, then the other. But he never went back to sleep. So, last night he fell asleep at about 10pm and he was up for the day at 2:30am (maybe even earlier). So he only had 4.5 hours or less of sleep. He had MMO this morning and I was going to just keep him home so he could sleep, but the child NEVER went to sleep! When we went to get him out of his room he was bright eyed and ready to go, but he did stay in bed until we went to get him. So he's at MMO now and judging by the way I feel, I can only imagine that Jayden must be tired!!
Now, I have completely cleared his room of toys while he's off at school this morning. I went through his toy drawers (3 plastic drawers on wheels from walmart) and threw out the broken toys and the ones he no longer plays with are going to goodwill. I put the toy drawers in the living room. I took the train table out of his room as well. No more toys in his room. However, I honestly don't think the toys are the reason why he wakes up in the middle of the night and can't go back to sleep. He's had those toys in his room for over a year now and we've never had this problem. Besides, when I took the toys out of the room at 4am, he still couldn't fall back to sleep. It seems as if something is waking him up out of his sleep and then he's just too wired to go back to sleep no matter how hard he tries. So, just like any other person, he gets bored laying in bed with his eyes open so he plays with his toys. I just don't know what's going on with him or what to do. I feel sorry for him. I know a child should not only get 4.5 hours of sleep. Nothing has changed as far as his bedtime routine goes. He still gets his bath and warm rice milk right before bed. We brush him (sensory), read him a story, turn on his sound machine, and say good night. He's been to the Dr for his eye (allergies) and they said his ears were clear, so no ear infection. These sleep issues have been going on for over a month now though so I just don't know. What I do now is that I am TIRED!!!!
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