kids that won't sleep through the night in The Lounge Posted February 6, 2008 Driving me batty. I think the human body needs to have a certain number of hours of uninterrupted sleep to keep from going insane. My 4 yr old is in a phase that involves waking up a couple of times a night - Usually when I'm deep in REM sleep - for bogus reasons. It's 3:45am and he just woke me up to say that he needs me to rub his back. Tough to get back to sleep when I'm pissed off that I was so rudely ripped out of dreamland. I mean you can't exactly yell at a 4 yr old at 3 in the morning..you have to suck it up...but damn, this phase needs to pass and quickly.