Autism and Sleep

Posted by: manarm — over 5 years ago (5 comments)

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We receive a lot of enquiries about sleep. If you have any tips or experiences you can share please add to this discussion point.

Some tips we have been given to pass on to parents so far have included -

1. Making sure the bedroom is dark, quiet and cool - eg using heavy curtains

2. Ensuring there is a known bedroom routine, eg bath or story

3. Adhering to a sleep/wake schedule, eg similar waking times during the week and weekend

4. Avoiding stimulants, eg caffeine

Have you got others? Has anything particularly worked for you?

Manar

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Posted by: Living Autism Moderator — over 5 years ago

From Aman -  Not only in children but in adults with autism as well. After years of having moderate sleep I have a client that does not sleep at all most nights. No other changes have occurred in his life. No medicine is working. Tried all strategies. Nothing seems to work. Any suggestions please. He is 52. Sister says his dad used to wake him up at 3 am to use the bathroom when he was a young boy Would this have anything to do with it. He does have in continence issues if asleep around 3 am.

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Posted by: Felicity — about 1 year ago

Posted by: Felicity — about 1 year ago

Here is an article by Tuck - a community for advancing better sleep