My 4 1/2 year old daughter loves to sleep. When she was younger I couldn't get her to sleep at night so we completely stopped her naps. Now, she is in preschool and will go about her normal day. She will stay awake until about 2:30 and come 2:30 I will find her asleep on the couch or chair. She can be outside playing and I will run inside the house to get something only to come outside and find her asleep on the porch swing. She even says she loves to sleep.
She is an extremely hard sleeper and very hard to wake up. I've seen times where I've turned on the fire alarm to see if she will wake up, as it scares me if there were to be a fire someday and she doesn't hear it. She will open her eyes and then fall right back to sleep. When she naps, she can nap until almost 5pm and then won't fall asleep until 10 or 11pm. She will play in her bed by singing, until she falls asleep. There are days where she will not take a nap and falls asleep at 6 or 7pm and sleep all night. In the morning she is very hard to wake up and takes her about 45 minutes to actually wake up, but that's with me constantly going into her room to wake her up by rubbing her back, talking to her, opening the shades to her window, etc. I try everything, by then its extremely rushed for her to get ready for school and most of the time has to eat breakfast that they provide at the school.
I'm worried she is either getting to much sleep or going to bed too late and not getting enough sleep. But if I add up her naps plus hours slept during the night it seems like she's getting enough sleep.
What else can I do to keep her awake? She is constantly on the go playing outside or inside or doing crafts, its not like she's sitting there bored!