Why do kids on the #Autism Spectrum have such a hard time sleeping?



It’s been a pretty decent morning as dark as mornings are concerned.  It was a bit of a rough night because Emmett didn’t fall asleep until after 1am.

I don’t know what his issue was but he just couldn’t sleep. 

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Elliott was up super early again, which is out of character for him. 



On the brightside though,  the boys let me sleep in because I was exhausted and for that, I’m thankful. 

As far as plans for today go, I’m going to focus on the house and attempt to make some progress. 

The truth is, I’m not super motivated but I’m hoping to light a fire under the sorta motivated part of me, so I can get some shit done..  ☺



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I think some research has shown differences in melatonin production in people with autism. It can also be associated with comorbid anxiety – which would be the most likely candidate for your boys methinks

Rob Gorski
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That’s a really good point. Anxiety is a pretty large issue for many in the spectrum.. Also, methinks is going to be my new favorite word for awhile.. ☺

Heather Ruark
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Heather Ruark

Alphamom.com has an article about special needs kids and insomnia from Dec. 2nd. It’s written from a mom’s perspective, and what advice other moms had for her.

Rob Gorski
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Excellent.. Thank you Heather. On a side note, did you get my email? I’m think it got lost so I’ll send it again.. 🙂

Amanda
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Amanda

this 40 year old autistic can’t get back to sleep. (early waking, thoughts go running, and then forget it, perhaps thats your kid’s issue) *YAWWWN*