This little boys name is Emmett and this has been a long standing issue.
He’s had some really bad nightmares while in his bed. Based on a very common trait with people on the spectrum called generalization, Emmett now believes that he will always have nightmares when he falls asleep.
We’ve tried all kinds of things:
- New beds
- New mattresses
- Night lights
- Things that project very peaceful light shows onto the ceiling
- Magic spray
- Leaving a calming show on repeat on their TV
- Diffusers with essential oils
- Door open and door closed
These are just a few things off the top of my head that we tried. Nothing helped or at least didn’t help more than a few times. We know he doesn’t like the dark so our attempts usually centered around illuminating the room in some fashion.
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