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Desperatly need help with my sons sleeping

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  • Posted By: jo3796
  • November 2, 2012
  • 07:57 PM

My son is 16 & over the years hes always slept but recently its got a lot worse...im having trouble waking him up,for example hes been asleep since 2am this morning & hes still asleep.
Ive tried everything,hes not even getting up to use the bathroom,been in a number of times & he wakes upo but as soon as i turn my back,hes out cold again.
Im beside myself i just dont know what to do...all hes doing is sleeping & when hes tired theres no chance of keeping him awake.
He eats a healthy diet,doesnt smoke or drink,he doesnt like junk food & prefers fruit to chocoalte..Where am i going wrong????
Its runing his life,if i do manage to get him up for college,he gets sent home because lack of sleep makes him 'unwell'headaches,sickness,vomiting....any ideas?????

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  • It is normal for a 16 year old boy to sleep. His body is growing and changing rapidly at that age. Has your doctor checked him to rule out mononucleosis? You can purchase home drug testing kits for parents online. I know that you do not feel he takes drugs. Even the very best of kids these days are exposed to these things. It could only help to reconfirm your faith in him not taking drugs so don't look at it as a bad thing but as a lifesaver to your worries if he is hiding something from you. However, I think it is just normal 165 year old boy behavior. I notice that you posted your post at 7:57 a.m. and you say that he went to bed at 2 a.m. and is not up yet. Why should he be?! he has not had eight hours sleep yet. You are the only one who has had enough sleep at the moment. RELAX and quietly watch.Please let us know what happens.
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