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Are Night Terrors Common In Children Witb Autism?

Are Night Terrors Common In Children Witb Autism?

My son who is nearly 3yrs old woke up around 3am this morning crying hysterically and flailing and kicking his legs. It seemed like he was awake but not really awake it was very disturbing. My husband and i couldnt get him to calm down for about 1hr and a half. We tried to say soothing words but i didnt seem to help. We even took him on a car ride, which still didnt help he just kept crying. I think he finally just tired himself out and fell back to sleep.

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thank you @A MyAutismTeam Member. He had croup so we had been using the vicks oil with the humidifier, but I will defintely try using different calming oils next time.

posted about 2 months ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Definitely sounds like night terrors. My son had them for almost a year and then it just went away. I just got into essential oils. Try diffusing some calming and soothing oils as well as rubbing them on the bottom of his feet to help relax him. Good news is that it does go away.

posted about 2 months ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Agree night terrors. I have to just grab my son tight and hold him and rock him as he will be hitting so much. Youtube drum soothing sounds was the go getter i put on and rock and calms him down.

posted about 2 months ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Been there. Night terrors- probably he had a stressful day.

posted about 2 months ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

@A MyAutismTeam Member he had croup so we were giving him dimeatap and his steriod. My husband and i think myabe the cough medicine had something to do with it.

edited, originally posted about 2 months ago
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