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#1 of 3 Old 11-02-2012, 09:24 PM - Thread Starter
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As stated my 5 year old basically keeps herself awake by pulling, twisting and playing in her hair all night long.  I'm thinking of getting her a sleeping cap, if those still exist, because it is something that is pretty unconscious.  I ask her to leave her hair alone and several times she won't even realize she's playing in it.


She is literally pulling her hair out and I really think it is also keeping her from sleeping.  She has always been a sleep fighter in some way or another.


So does anyone know of any other option or where to find a sleeping cap(do they have another name?)


Thanks in advance. 

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Maybe any soft beanie style cap would do? I agree it is worth a try, just to see if you can break the unconscious habit. Is anxiety a major issue in your child's waking hours?

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Just bumping this up, as I would really love to hear others ideas and what you have been doing, as my 5 yo daughter has a similar issue (hair twirling, hair pulling, sleep fighting). hug2.gif

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