It has been over five years since our adoption of Tanner has been completed. In that five years time, we have not been able to find a way to encourage him to go to sleep and stay asleep or in his bed. He would see bed time as a time to get extremely wild with his behavior, and thus he would never be well rested during the day.
We finally got a good night of sleep!
A night where he went to bed, he didn’t spend an hour or more jumping and screaming and stimming. A night where I went in to wake him up at 7, and he was still asleep! He shares a room with Andy, and I was told that Tanner did not make a peep all night long. It’s amazing ya’ll.
So what changed?
I bought this.
It’s called a Privacy Pop tent. You can find it here (Privacy Pop). This is not an affiliate link, this is just me letting everyone know where I found my gateway to a good night’s sleep. It’s pretty big, but it zips up and provides kind of a block to all sensory stimulation. I suppose that’s why he slept so well, nothing to perk his senses. I hope it works this well every night. For now I will be grateful for new hope that we may have found something to help in this five year struggle, and something that may help Tanner to finally have a rest filled body.