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Do you have difficulties with getting to sleep?
Yes 85%  85%  [ 35 ]
No 15%  15%  [ 6 ]
Total votes : 41

Rudywalsh
Deinonychus
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19 Jun 2013, 10:12 am

I’ve had problems sleeping all my life, once I get something in my head I can’t switch off, I can’t stop asking myself questions. I always wake up after 4 to 5 hours, it’s like someone suddenly turned the light on, and then I’m off again.



megahertz
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19 Jun 2013, 10:47 am

It depends: When I'm alone in the apartment (not just in the room), I sleep wonderfully. But when I try to sleep in the presence of another person, i.e. my boyfriend, I never sleep for longer than a minute.



Tuttle
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19 Jun 2013, 11:57 am

Weighted blankets are great.

Also, melatonin is useful, but I don't need to take it if I have my blanket, and if I take it and then stop then I'm a wreck.



fragileclover
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19 Jun 2013, 8:21 pm

I just finished my first year of grad school, and it was the first time in years that I not only had no trouble going to sleep, but went to sleep super early...always before midnight. I was at school from 12-15 hours a day, 5-7 days a week, and often went a month without a day off. I was exhausted.

I'm on summer break now, and the restlessness has already returned. I'm not tired enough to get into bed before 3am, and when I do get in bed, I just toss and turn. Thankfully, I just ordered another bottle of Melatonin, and I'm falling right to sleep when I get into bed. I'm still staying up late, but if I took the Melatonin earlier, I'm sure I'd go to bed sooner.

I highly recommend Melatonin to anyone with AS who is having trouble sleeping...studies have shown that those with autism spectrum disorders produce less melatonin than those without, which is a major causes of sleep problems.


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19 Jun 2013, 8:54 pm

Sleep is that what happens between the 15min blinks.


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