#Autism and Issues with Sleep are Killing Me



This is going to be very short and to the point.  I’m fucking exhausted. Both Elliott and Emmett are awake and show no signs of slowing down. It’s currently 2 am and my body just wants to shutdown.

Elliott’s not been sleeping well at all since the bullying thing started up again. It may just be coincidence but that’s just when this particular sleep issue began.

Emmett was actually sleeping until he woke up at midnight to use the bathroom and realized Elliott was awake.

I basically had a choice of making them go to their rooms and try to sleep, while I did the same or just cut my losses and move to the living room.



I chose the later because it had the best chance of sleep.

Elliott and I are on the couches and Emmett’s on his ginormous beanbag.

I managed to get them laying down but they are having a helluva hard time falling asleep. Thank God they don’t have school in the morning.



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Dutch Stevens
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Dutch Stevens

What happens if you make them stay in their room?

They are old enough to entertain themselves…so what is the harm If they remain quiet (but awake) in their rooms until morning?

I know I have asked before, but my kids can’t leave the room until 7am…it’s a rule and there are very little exceptions to it.

Do they keep the grandparents up all night when they are there? How do they handle it?

Suzanne Olsen
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Hang in there. Not good to hear this.

Megan Marguerite L Moody
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I am there with you mine hardly sleeps and I don’t sleep til he does or he goes to school

Suzanne Olsen
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Hang in there. Not good to hear this.

Megan Marguerite L Moody
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I am there with you mine hardly sleeps and I don’t sleep til he does or he goes to school

Dutch Stevens
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Dutch Stevens

What happens if you make them stay in their room?

They are old enough to entertain themselves…so what is the harm If they remain quiet (but awake) in their rooms until morning?

I know I have asked before, but my kids can’t leave the room until 7am…it’s a rule and there are very little exceptions to it.

Do they keep the grandparents up all night when they are there? How do they handle it?

kimmy gebhardt
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kimmy gebhardt

I wonder if they would sleep better if they weren’t sharing a room? Emmett not going back to sleep sounds less like autism and more like him wanting to be up because his brother was up. I know that even as an adult I can have a hard time sleeping well if someone is in the room watching tv or listening to music. I also have to ask if they sleep when they spend the night at their grandparent’s house?

kimmy gebhardt
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kimmy gebhardt

I wonder if they would sleep better if they weren’t sharing a room? Emmett not going back to sleep sounds less like autism and more like him wanting to be up because his brother was up. I know that even as an adult I can have a hard time sleeping well if someone is in the room watching tv or listening to music. I also have to ask if they sleep when they spend the night at their grandparent’s house?