Gabriel has always been a notoriously bad sleeper.
Many nights he will wake up - usually for a 2 to 3 hour stretch. He will just lie in his bed, babbling away, wanting G-Dad or myself to lie next to him. It is as if his brain cannot switch off and allow him peace.
There has only been a handful of nights where he has slept through, in his 4 1/2 years.
Until Saturday night.
Gabriel fell asleep at about 8:30pm. He then proceeded to sleep through the entire night, awaking at 9:00am on Sunday morning! He has never, ever, slept that late!
Metaformin and Neurexan have never managed to accomplish this! Nor has a nightly fan (in case he was hot and for the white noise effect), body massaging, lavender oil - you get the picture.
So what did it?
We can only surmise this little beauty played a key role in it.
We purchased this godsend (am I jinxing it by saying that?) the Saturday morning - the Kitz Air Purifier and one of the concentrated oils - Lily of the Valley.
We had noticed Gabriel's nose was getting blocked at night (we have to sleep with our windows closed for security purposes) and wondered if allergies weren't, somehow, involved. So, we thought, let's try an air purifier.
Whether it was the purifier, the Lily of the Valley oil (which claims to calm nerves and promote restful sleep), or the white noise generated from the machine, only time will tell.
Long may it last!