Nightmares

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Elliott was literally up all night again with bad dreams. I have no clue what’s going on but suspect it has to do with all the recent changes in his life that have occurred.

They are sorta like night terrors but he will wake up. He will just start fighting something in his dream and begin acting it out until he wakes up or I wake him up.

Whatever is going on in his dreams is very upsetting to him and he won’t talk about it. I’m wondering if he even remembers what it was about..

Do any of you fine folks experience anything like this with your spectrum kids?



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Devon Williams on Facebook
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I just had this convo with his dr…he waks up crying all the time screaming NO NO NO and he is pointing to something but I have no Idea whats wrong then he screams for his Dad to get him

Irene Harris on Facebook
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Sometimes my son has them and we just give him a huge cuddle and settle him back to bed. Usually he settles back to sleep-thankfully.

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Oh yes, my severely autistic son is 3, non-verbal and wakes up with non stop bloody murder screaming, kicking and punching at 3 or 4 in the morning. It is as if he is in a trance; his eyes are open but he's not awake and he shakes and cries with large tears. It is heart-breaking. We have tried to wake him to no avail. My husband and I rock him, we put him in his swing, put his blanket around him and calm him with the therapy brush or I rub his feet with lavender lotion and soothe him… Read more »

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Poor little guy has been through so much lately – especially the school change. I wonder if it would be a good idea to mention the nightmares to the doctor who prescribed the antibiotics? I have a family member who had horrible nightmares and night sweats when on antibiotics.

Lost and Tired on Facebook
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Thank for sharing. It’s pretty scary sometimes because without knowing whats wrong it’s hard to help..

Irene Harris on Facebook
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That is very true. We never know what he dreamt of but all we can do is to comfort and cuddle!

Rob Gorski
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It's quite frustrating not being able to directly address the problem. I wish I knew what he was dreaming about so we could try to talk about it and help him to get through it.