I have a lovely, but demanding 3.5 year old daughter who was diagnosed with ASC over a year ago.
Now she is getting older, her symptoms, temper and sleeplessness is becoming worse (terrible threes?)
I'm a big believer in alternative therapies and regularly use CBD oil on myself and Personal training clients.
We've tried everything under the sun for her ongoing sleeping issues: Magnesium liquid, Vitamin D spray, Melatonin, oats, Lavender oil and Homeopathy, but nothing works!
We've literally never had an entire week of her sleeping through the night, since her birth.
Wife and I are at the end of our tethers!
We've now started using CBD from a company called the Original Alternative (formerly CBD brothers), who where kind enough to give me a sample bottle of their Purple Edition Formula, which is a Sativa/ Indica blend, and only 0.021% THC.
See: Purple Edition
Three weeks in and we've noticed minor improvements to her mood/ anxiety, however her sleep has not improved and she will be awake 2-5 hours every night!
We have been adviced that we can increase the dosage to two pumps per day in her drink (currently only having one per day), but I'm now wondering if its the Sativa in the blend which can be slightly stimulating (versus Indica).
Anyone had any experience (positive or negative) using CBD please?
Any ideas/ products would be appreciated! :-)
Have you tried a weighted blanket? For some children it is like a magic wand and is highly recommended by practitioners and sleep therapists.
After spending years of sleepless nights I found the simplest of things really really effective.... you will think me mad when you click the link but it works for my little chap who is is now 6 but was at about the same age as your daughter when I first tried it recommended by a fellow parent with an autistic child: It is a baby lullaby toy but with a difference in that it has a heart beat which really soothes instantly a restless child, the rhythm of the beat brings the child down gently and aids sleep.
Also I use a children's mindfulness CD found (fantastic!) on amazon by searching childrens mindfulness CD.... this is excellent and really does work at relaxing and aiding sleep. On his worst days this really works, I just switch it on wait for the words to start and then say goodnight with no fuss.
Link for the lullaby sheep: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B011CCMOTE/ref=asc_df_B011CCMOTE58373703/?tag=googshopuk-21&creative=22146&creativeASIN=B011CCMOTE&linkCode=df0&hvadid=223350381256&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=407880475553327430&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9045691&hvtargid=pla-381100786532
Link for the CD: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bedtime-Meditations-for-Kids/dp/B002SQF8J2/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1549478591&sr=8-6&keywords=mindfulness+cd+for+children
Worth trying toddler yoga to teach relaxed breathing in the day which will aid sleep too.
Best wishes xx
We toyed with the idea of weighted blankets, but they're so expensive!
Where did you source one from please?
This is a great article all about weighted blankets and gives a really good review and range of prices. Please note these can be used for both children and adults: