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How To Help My Son Manage Nightmares.

How To Help My Son Manage Nightmares.

Ever sense my son came home from the hospital about a month after he was born, he always seems to have nightmares periodically throughout the night.
Mind you i never really though much of it when he was an infant, but now that he older and can sleep through the night they are more clearly noticeable.
He will wake in the middle of the night either crying, screaming and occasionally in cold sweats. My son has been diagnosed with autistic disorder, but I cant find anything… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My son had terrible screaming, thrashing in his sleep. We discovered if we turned on his favorite Disney Sing along he would wake up and be fine. Such a simple solution for a terrifying event. I always believe in distraction anyway, works for lots of things.

posted almost 9 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

my youngest has occasional night terrors (he is PDD). since autism is visually orientated, i have him draw a picture of "how he feel" or "what scared him". this ACTION reduced the scary thing to something he could conquer... ie. he would take either black marker and DESTROY or tear up and DESTROY. At age 11 we only have 2 or 3 per YEAR as opposed to 2 - 3 times per WEEK.

posted almost 9 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

my son was doing the same thing, but with him he was also doing the screaming , blank stairs in the day time too. I took him to the dr. One said he just needed his butt whipped. i got him in to she a dr a the U.M.C. child deveplopment clinic and they know everything before i could tell them. They did a (eeg) on him a (mri) and found out he has them in his sleep. i notice that he only has them when he is very stressed. You might say how can a child be stressed. If you onlt know. try keeping a journal on him and have them keep on one at school and you should find what triggers them.

posted over 8 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

turn on biblical recitation in his room at night time and prayers to stop evil and bad things.. it will help a lot..

posted almost 9 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

well i am 20 am i am austic but i do that when i am sleeping to what me and my mom do now is put on a happy calming sond and it helps me i have done it since i was real little

posted over 7 years ago
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