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Old 06-24-2011, 09:38 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I have a 5 1/2 year old dd who has started sleepwalking every night (sometimes multiple times a night). I think they are a combination of sleepwalking and night terrors b/c her sleepwalking is also precipitated with her crying and terrified. I've tried earlier bedtimes, waking her before the known sleepwalking period, and eliminating sweets before bed. 

 

Does anybody else have a child that sleepwalks this much? 

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me. i did that till i was in my early teens. but i did not have night terrors. just walking. if i remember my mom tried everything but nothing really stopped it.

 

if i remember what moms wrote here were food sensitivity. red dye 5. 

 

also stress. 

 

now does she wake up and remember the terrors? its only while she is sleeping/sleep walking isnt it?


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me. i did that till i was in my early teens. but i did not have night terrors. just walking. if i remember my mom tried everything but nothing really stopped it.

 

if i remember what moms wrote here were food sensitivity. red dye 5. 

 

also stress. 

 

now does she wake up and remember the terrors? its only while she is sleeping/sleep walking isnt it?

 

she doesn't remember any of it and the crying/terrors only happen when she's walking. that's how i know she's sleepwalking or rather going to sleepwalk. i hear her crying first then she starts sleepwalking and crying. 

 

how do i find out what foods have red dye 5?


 

 

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I had night terrors until my late twenties and sleep-walked into my thirties. For me, stress was a big trigger. 

 

Anyway, to find out what foods have Red Dye #5, look at the labels. Here's an article that might help: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eatingwell/avoiding-food-dyes-tips_b_843680.html


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