This is an ongoing issue and may or may not be thyroid related so I’m just after a little advice. My daughter is 9 and has always had trouble dropping off to sleep. I’ve tried everything, no TV, tablets, sweets, reward charts, even a sleep therapist and nothing seems to work. Over the past 9 months or so she’s been getting gradually worse. I put her to bed at 8pm and she’s still awake at 10.30pm. Its then a battle to get her out of bed the following morning, so she’s not actually getting up till 8.20 & she is sooooo bad tempered. It’s like she’s not getting enough sleep but ‘they’ say 9-10 hours should be sufficient for a nine year old. I have had her to the GP years ago but was told ‘there’s nothing wrong with her’. However, I’ve been reading up on this, as I thought it could be vitamin deficiency. However, I came across an article that mentioned a link with this problem with anaemia, hypo or diabetes.
I’m going to make an appointment with the GP but I’m not really sure what I’m asking them. Do I ask for blood tests? If so which ones?
Apologies if this isn’t relevant but I’m at my whit’s end and really don’t know what to do to help her.