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Old 06-03-2010, 08:38 AM   #1
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Sleep and Cerebral Palsy

We have a grandson who was deprived of oxygen at birth so suffered brain damage and has CP, his core and head are loose and all four limbs are spastic.
He has trouble sleeping. It is very hard on the parents. If they could get a few hours sleep at night it would make the days much easier. He is going to be two in June. They are doing everything they can for him but right the hardest is his nights. They can get him to sleep but he does not sleep long, one to three hours and then wakes and sometimes back to sleep for an hour then awake and back for another hour or some nights are even worse. THey have talked to all their doctors and noone seems to be able to come up with
a solution. They have tried a few things but to no avail. They tried melatonin and seemed to work great to put him to sleep but the night still bad and got even worse. But then found out after that it has reverse effect on CP children. So just wondering if anyone out there has tried any certain drugs or therapies to help with sleep. Any info would be great