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Does your ASD child have sleep issues?

Posted by on Dec. 13, 2016 at 2:46 AM
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Do they have difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep or waking up early in the morning?

by on Dec. 13, 2016 at 2:46 AM
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kajira
by Emma on Dec. 13, 2016 at 6:49 AM

I do - having a set routine/schedule help, but I do struggle getting up, going to sleep and staying alsleep. I also struggle with being able to take naps, or going back to sleep if someone wakes me up.

3Junebabies
by Member on Dec. 13, 2016 at 8:07 AM
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My 14 yr old wakes up in the middle of the night and paces. She eventually goes back to bed and falls asleep. She's been this way for years.
Nickmom1118
by Nicole on Dec. 13, 2016 at 8:55 AM
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Nick has a hard time sleeping. Especially falling to sleep. He takes melatonin for that. And once he wakes up, there is no going back to sleep.
mypbandj
by Jen on Dec. 13, 2016 at 9:24 AM
He has a hard time falling asleep and refuses to sleep in his own bed.
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lady-J-Rock
by Niki on Dec. 13, 2016 at 10:15 AM
Yes. After his last appointment with the autism specialist he was prescribed tenex to see if it would help. I think it has.
rebecca_new_mom
by Gold Member on Dec. 13, 2016 at 10:58 AM
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My other son has sleep issues. :-/ Last night was pretty rough for sleep.

LadyAmaranth
by Silver Member on Dec. 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM

All of the above.
My oldest anyway. My middle son talks in his sleep LOL.
My oldest has issues falling asleep and will wake up early and sometimes he doesn't really sleep at all. He has bad dreams and hallucinations sometimes. Meds haven't really helped that and him wetting the bed often doesn't help either cuz then he'll wake me up at 3am and want to shower(but heaven forbid he remove his wet bedding and place it in the washer).
I think thats part of why he is such a bear.

kajira
by Emma on Dec. 13, 2016 at 11:29 AM

Have they tried risperdone for the hullicinations? My oldest son hullicinates - he was diagnosed with schizophrenia/effective (bipolar/schizo cross) and he takes risperdone - he no longer has vivid horrible dreams that keep him up.

Quoting LadyAmaranth:

All of the above.My oldest anyway. My middle son talks in his sleep LOL.My oldest has issues falling asleep and will wake up early and sometimes he doesn't really sleep at all. He has bad dreams and hallucinations sometimes. Meds haven't really helped that and him wetting the bed often doesn't help either cuz then he'll wake me up at 3am and want to shower(but heaven forbid he remove his wet bedding and place it in the washer).I think thats part of why he is such a bear.


LadyAmaranth
by Silver Member on Dec. 13, 2016 at 11:32 AM

Yes, he has been on that twice. Didn't do anything for him.
He hasn't talked about hallucinations in a while but bad dreams seem to be picking up speed cuz thats what he talks about the most now. Usually its a robber or such breaking in and killing me(I always end up dead in his dreams).

Quoting kajira:

Have they tried risperdone for the hullicinations? My oldest son hullicinates - he was diagnosed with schizophrenia/effective (bipolar/schizo cross) and he takes risperdone - he no longer has vivid horrible dreams that keep him up.

Quoting LadyAmaranth:

All of the above.My oldest anyway. My middle son talks in his sleep LOL.My oldest has issues falling asleep and will wake up early and sometimes he doesn't really sleep at all. He has bad dreams and hallucinations sometimes. Meds haven't really helped that and him wetting the bed often doesn't help either cuz then he'll wake me up at 3am and want to shower(but heaven forbid he remove his wet bedding and place it in the washer).I think thats part of why he is such a bear.



kajira
by Emma on Dec. 13, 2016 at 11:37 AM

I've been with my husband almost 11 years, and I have a reoccuring theme when I am stressed out that comes out in my dreams. And I remember it.

I always dream of him just picking up and walking away. I can never reach him by phone, and i'm always panicked about where i'll go, what I'll do, where i'll live, how i'll function with our kids with out him, how I explain it to them.

It's always an abandonment issue in my dreams. He's been very supportive and that helps.

I'm sorry he has dreams where you die, it must be a huge subconscious fear of his, that he'll lose you :( 

Quoting LadyAmaranth:

Yes, he has been on that twice. Didn't do anything for him.He hasn't talked about hallucinations in a while but bad dreams seem to be picking up speed cuz thats what he talks about the most now. Usually its a robber or such breaking in and killing me(I always end up dead in his dreams).

Quoting kajira:

Have they tried risperdone for the hullicinations? My oldest son hullicinates - he was diagnosed with schizophrenia/effective (bipolar/schizo cross) and he takes risperdone - he no longer has vivid horrible dreams that keep him up.

Quoting LadyAmaranth:

All of the above.My oldest anyway. My middle son talks in his sleep LOL.My oldest has issues falling asleep and will wake up early and sometimes he doesn't really sleep at all. He has bad dreams and hallucinations sometimes. Meds haven't really helped that and him wetting the bed often doesn't help either cuz then he'll wake me up at 3am and want to shower(but heaven forbid he remove his wet bedding and place it in the washer).I think thats part of why he is such a bear.


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