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........................................ Crazy one 3 kids; California 17049 posts
4th Jul '12

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*J* 50 kids; 14412 posts
4th Jul '12

Have you tried melatonin?

Jenny&Boopy Due June 26; 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 7875 posts
4th Jul '12

Have ou brought this up to his pediatrician or a behavioral therapist? Idk why he'd be doing that but they might have some insight. :( I'm sorry that sounds rough on all of you.

Bob Wehadababyitsaboy 3 kids; 4 angel babies; California 30165 posts
4th Jul '12

My son doesn't have autism but he does have a few developmental problems and he wakes up a couple times a night screaming bloody murder and he will not be comforted unless he has his sippy cup of milk so thats what we've been doing maybe you can try that.

DumpstEr DiveR TTC since Oct 2010; 34 kids; Illinois 7193 posts
4th Jul '12

Sounds like Night Terrors - I was reading up on this a few days ago - they say a good trick is after about 45 minutes - 1 hour after he falls asleep - go in his room gently wake him up ask him an easy question - make sure he answers it and then gently lay him back down give him hugs and kisses - it is supposed to interrupt the sleep pattern which could prevent another episode that night -they say night terrors typical happen within the first hour of sleep -

PA Mom Pennsylvania 19 posts
4th Jul '12

My son is 5 and has autism. He's had sleeping problems since birth. He was on melatonin for a bit, but that didn't work very well. He's been on clonidine for a year and a half. It has worked well until recently. Next we are planning on doing a sleep study. Sleep studies can be done on children ages 6 months and up, so your son would be able to do one. Of course a parent will go sleep there with him. Start with his developmental pediatrician. Call them tomorrow. They may even call a medication in or give you tips over the phone to help before you can get into see them.

Danielle Kyle 1 child; Omaha, Nebraska 27 posts
6th Jul '12

My daughter is two and they say she has autism. She has not been fully diagnosed but she is treated as she does have it. If she has it she has very mild autism. She sometimes has crying fits and wakes up, but they aren't very loud and she tosses an turns. After reading some of these posts, maybe I should bring it up to her pediatrician.

JaJaTytys momma Japan 2 posts
6th Jul '12

y 2yr old son wakes up screaming bloody murder too. He has a hard time falling asleep, and then when he wakes up hes up for an 1-2hrs. We have to turn everything off and give him a cup to drink some times. He'll go to bed etween 9-11pm and be up by 530-6 am. I'm thinking of asking my pediatrician about help with his sleep bc i've tried everything as well. And it can be tough on the whole family

Crazy one 3 kids; California 17049 posts
6th Jul '12
Quoting *J*:" Have you tried melatonin?"

no I haven't

Crazy one 3 kids; California 17049 posts
6th Jul '12
Quoting Jenifer Casto:" Have ou brought this up to his pediatrician or a behavioral therapist? Idk why he'd be doing that but they might have some insight. :( I'm sorry that sounds rough on all of you."


she asked me how his sleeping was and i told her he still wakes up several times a night and she didn't say anything

Crazy one 3 kids; California 17049 posts
6th Jul '12
Quoting bob wehadababyitsaboy:" My son doesn't have autism but he does have a few developmental problems and he wakes up a couple times ... [snip!] ... murder and he will not be comforted unless he has his sippy cup of milk so thats what we've been doing maybe you can try that."


he has his sippy cup by his bed but he doesn't want it

Crazy one 3 kids; California 17049 posts
6th Jul '12
Quoting DumpstEr DiveR:" Sounds like Night Terrors - I was reading up on this a few days ago - they say a good trick is after ... [snip!] ... pattern which could prevent another episode that night -they say night terrors typical happen within the first hour of sleep - "


I will try hopefully he won't get too mad

Crazy one 3 kids; California 17049 posts
6th Jul '12
Quoting PA Mom:" My son is 5 and has autism. He's had sleeping problems since birth. He was on melatonin for a bit, but ... [snip!] ... them tomorrow. They may even call a medication in or give you tips over the phone to help before you can get into see them. "


i'll do that