Q&A: What Can I Do For My Son’s Insomnia?

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“Any tips for a kid dealing with insomnia and leg pain (growing pains)? Going on weeks now, my son is completely off his sleep schedule and at a [loss] what to do.

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Q&A: What Can I Do For My Son's Insomnia?
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The following top answers have been selected by a moderator from hundreds of responses to the original question.

“I give my little guy Motrin when this happens. It seems to help.”

“Magnesium supplement is great when your legs bother you at night.’

“Warm bath, Tylenol, and depending on age melatonin at night to help sleep. My 10 year old has been talking 3mg melatonin for a couple years now. Her doc is fine with it but I still advise check with doc. As a mama that’s where I would start with my kids.”

“There’s a cream on Amazon for restless legs. I use it when I get off long work days and it’s a huge life saver.”

“I take a lot for mine. I take melatonin, valerian root, magnesium calm, ashwagandha.”

“I used to get growing pains really bad , my mom would have to rub a-5-35 on them. Tiger balm works also. She would rub this stuff and [then] wrap them with a small towel. Best thing after she did this and only after I could sleep.The pain was the worst thing ever.”

“Rub vicks at night wear socks ???? tylenol before bed.”

“If he likes pickles, have him get up and drink pickle juice when he gets them. What we did way back in my days, still do when I get leg cramps in my elderly years.”

“Foam roller his legs every night before bed.”

“I’d take him to his doctor and have his iron checked. Sometimes low iron can cause restless leg which can make it hard to sleep and also be painful.”

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