Keep the Lights On - Or Else!
April 5, 2012 4:46 AM Subscribe
My four-year-old woke crying in the middle of the night from a bad dream last week. This has never happened before. All he will say is that it was "very scary." Since then, he insists on all the lights being on in his room all night.
posted by 41swans to health & fitness (59 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I snuck in a few nights ago to turn off the overhead light, and again, he woke up at 3:30am, and was royally pissed that the light was off. You can even adjust the light with a remote (it is part of a ceiling fan) and he said that 32% was "much too dark" and insisted on full brightness.
Will this hurt him somehow? I don't care about the cost of the electricity or anything like that, but I wonder if it will throw off his Circadian rhythms. Should I just not worry about it? He slept all night last night with the lights blazing, didn't seem to bother him a bit. He has always been a good night sleeper.