Please help us if you can...my 5.5 month old son spends all day frantically rubbing his eyes but is unable to sleep. As a family we are all miserable because he is so unhappy due to not sleeping. We co sleep, and even at night, he will wake himself up by rolling over in his sleep. He just rubs his eyes so much I wondered if he had an allergy, but nope, it's lack-of-sleep related. I feel so bad that I can't help him get better naps or stay asleep for long. Even if he is nestled against me after nursing to sleep, he'll randomly attempt to roll over in his sleep against me, get frustrated and wake up.
He has gone 8+ hours without any naps or sleep...and when he so desperately needs it, I do everything I can to provide the right environment to foster sleep (including laying down with him) and know that sleep promotes sleep...but my little guy is having such a hard time with it right now. :( Why is he suddenly struggling so much with sleeping? Any help appreciated...or even just any encouragement, my mojo is really weakened due to extended sleep deprivation and dealing with an unhappy baby.