Is difficulty in getting to sleep Aspie ?

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02 Dec 2008, 10:39 pm

I have seen an indication that it is...If so , that's a comfort .
All my life I've had a problem with that :( :cry: .



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02 Dec 2008, 10:43 pm

Well, when I was younger I was really insomniac. I'd have a terrible time getting to sleep. I blame that on ADHD and an overactive mind, however. Don't know about the aspergers.



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02 Dec 2008, 10:43 pm

Some nights i just can't get my brain to shut up already and let me go to sleep.



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02 Dec 2008, 10:57 pm

I have Asperger's myself, but I am not quite sure about Insomnia. All I know is that it does take forever for my brain to shut up, and I think a lot of people with Asperger's have a hard time of falling asleep.


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02 Dec 2008, 10:58 pm

Not sure how to answer since I have ADHD and I have to be on sleeping pills to get at best 6 hours of sleep... sucks!


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02 Dec 2008, 11:25 pm

Sleep disturbance is associated with autistic spectrum. The incident of sleep disturbance is higher in the autistic population than the general population.



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02 Dec 2008, 11:32 pm

Waking up is my problem; I like bed and sleep land.

However, I do stay up all night and sleep for half of the daylight; this is a common sleep disturbance for those with an ASD (16% or so).



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02 Dec 2008, 11:54 pm

I never get to sleep, I have to use medicine (Well, non-druggy melatonin) to do that.


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03 Dec 2008, 1:55 am

I hyper-focus on sounds. So I can't sleep because of the blood pounding in my head or the a/c switching on and off or the house settling or the dog moving, or the sound the pillowcase makes in my ear, or my husband's breathing, or my breathing... pick something



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03 Dec 2008, 2:03 am

Early to bed and early to rise makes you... Well, probably an NT.

I can't get to sleep and when it's time to wake up I can't wake up, takes me hours to do both. Not good for employment prospects.


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03 Dec 2008, 5:36 am

i have hard time sleeping, dunno if its related to AS *shrugs*



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03 Dec 2008, 6:32 am

The only way I can sleep is pulling the covers almost above my head and telling myself a little story. If I do not do this I will not sleep, unless I'm really really sleepy. I've never fallen asleep as soon as I get in bed or even 2 hours after getting into bed. It's easier to sleep with my lamp on and I usually doze off when I watch TV late at night.
I think a lot when in bed and it's hard to stop these thoughts coming.
Sometimes reading a book helps in making me feel sleepy.



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03 Dec 2008, 8:40 am

I too have sleep issues. I can never get off to sleep in a reasonable time unless I am completely knackered or have taken something like melatonin or alcohol.

Then I never want to wake up in the morning and can if left to my own devices sleep until early afternoon. Even if i have gone to sleep around midnight the night before.

Its a right pain sometimes.



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03 Dec 2008, 11:22 am

I'm always thinking about stuff and cannot get my brain to shut up and sleep! I do think it's an Aspie thing.


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03 Dec 2008, 11:43 am

To sleep...perchance to dream? topic

I take my dog for 2 long walks each day and by 11 PM I am dead. I could sleep for 24 hours. I need a lot of caffeine to wake me up.

Physical exercise is great!!


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