She is on klonopin for nerve pain... and once asleep is out for the night. But going to sleep is a huge issue. Super chatty and wiggly.
Develop a nighttime routine. Keep the bed time the same as much as possible, be sure dinner is long gone. Spend some time with her once she's in bed, some quiet reading and one thing that I find works very well is the toes to head relaxation game (but don't call it a game).
Start at the tippy toes and have her relax them, use your imagination having her envision them getting heavy, then move from the tip down to the toe, then where it connects to the foot, then the ball of the foot, the soul, up to the ankle.
Yes, you to can easily go 45-60 minutes, by the time you get to the neck, chin ,jaw, forehead, eyelids brows etc.etc (oh yes, don't forget to have her breathing be deep, taking in as much as she can then letting it out slowly. Wow, I'm geting tired just telling you all this. If, after 5-7 nights this does not work, then the med may need to be reduced or changed.
Best to you on this. Hope this helps.
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