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On another adoptive mom blog, I found an article about a magnetic sleep technology that got a special needs little girl off sleeping pills. Some FAS kids have difficulties with sleep and need medication in order to fall asleep and achieve and sustain REM sleep. This is interesting and worth looking into if your child has this difficulty.

“On January 1, 2009 I made a commitment to find an alternative to sleeping pills for Ellie. She has needed to take a sleeping pill every night for 3 years to get her to sleep. The guilt I felt about this ritual was inconceivable. Ellie is 6, so for half of her life, I have watched her struggle in a drugged haze to get her teeth brushed before she conked out in a drug induced state. That little body would shudder as it passed into a chemically induced state of fake REM and every ounce of natural therapy I would incorporate into our daily routine was lost … to read more click here.


Adoption Disruption Article


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  1. Great site…keep up the good work. I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks,

    A definite great read…:)


  2. Lisa

    If I could get something to help all of us sleep better (like the products she mentions) it would be so….worth it for our familys’ health. Unfortunately, these products are so expensive I would never be able to try them. If I had all of the money back that I’ve spent on therapies that haven’t worked though…..

    • momofmany

      Have you tried using Melatonin? Two of us in our family use it an hour before bed and it works well, helping our body to fall asleep easier. You can buy it at Sam’s or GNC.

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