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courtneysue75
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Here is what has worked for my son, who is also 7:

Heavy blankets or pillows on top of him – the weight is comforting. You could also try compression wear.

Meditation- we have the Meditation Studio app, which has meditations for kids. When he is having trouble sleeping, he now asks for a meditation, so it must help.

Sleep Training – same as you would for a toddler; stay in the room with him for gradually shorter amounts of time.

A loud fan or white noise machine

Audio books or soft music, set on a timer.

Deep breathing and thinking about his happy place

I hope this helps! Good Luck!