When Staley naps (which doesn't happen very often), she has difficulty falling asleep at night. So although she'll still go to bed at her normal time, it can sometimes take her up to 2 hours to actually fall asleep. She stays in bed, talking and singing to herself. But with all that time on her hands in a dark room, she can also get needy. There are often frequent requests for drinks of water, extra hugs, kisses, another stuffed animal, another blanket, help finding a Yellow Bear lost under the covers, or simply a desire to tell us something. Sometimes she'll call us up there and then try to think up a reason once we're there.
Tonight (since Staley fell asleep during rest time today), she has been happily talking and singing to herself for the past 40 minutes. A little while ago, we had this conversation:
Staley: "Mommy. Mommy. Mommy. Mommy." (calling me from her bed)
Me: "What is it, Staley?"
Staley: "I just said 'supercalifragilisticexpialidocious' all by myself."
In the grand scheme of things, it may not be quite as beneficial as a good night's sleep, but it's something.