My daughter went on the diet nearly a year ago. The change that has made the biggest difference to my quality of life is her ability to fall asleep. Since she changed from a cot to a bed, I have had to stay in her room till she went to sleep which could be an hour or more.

As she grew up, she would stay in her bed but quite often be awake when we went to bed 2 or 3 hours later. Being afraid of the dark, she would end up in our room sleeping on the floor or I would fall asleep next to her on her bed.

Once she was asleep, it didn't mean she would stay asleep and most nights for 10 years she would call out or get up 2 or 3 times a night.

Now at 11 years old she still hates going to bed but once there she falls asleep within a few minutes and stays asleep all night. She is also doing much better at school, and her teacher is amazed at the improvement in her hand writing. - by email

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