A: You can check with your doctor to make sure that nothing is going on or that he is in pain. However, I suspect that the early waking has become a habit and it is contributing to his morning sleepiness and fussiness. To encourage him to sleep later in the morning, set up a “good morning light,” which is simply a nightlight on a lamp timer. Set the light to turn on for his previous wake time. Let him know that he needs to stay in bed until the "good morning light" turns on. After a few days, he will get the message and it will encourage him to go back to sleep a little bit longer.