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I don't post very often, but I really need some advice. My 3-year-old ds has started waking up during the night or early morning (or both) screaming. It's not just typical screaming. It sounds like he's being tortured. Dh and I think that it started with a fear, but now it has become a habit. We're not sure. And we don't know what to do. It has been going on for over a month now, and it's really creating a lot of tension in our family. Dh doesn't do well without sleep, and he's getting really stressed out and depressed. It doesn't bother me in the same way, but mostly I'm just concerned for my ds. He's been a good sleeper since he was 9 months old. We had some sleep issues when ds2 was born (I guess due to anxiety), but those were resolved, and he's been a great sleeper since then. There are no new situations in our family for him to deal with. We have a very relaxed and predictable schedule. He also won't eat anything. He will literally go all day and eat only a couple of crackers and a few bites of cereal. There are VERY few foods he will eat. I think he's just living on milk and juice/water (which I have to limit or he probably wouldn't eat at all). He's always been a really sensitive child. We've tried everything. I just don't know what to do, and I was wondering if anyone else is going through this or has gone through it. TIA.