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Having an autistic child, suffering from insomnia. Suggestions for him to get a good sleep at night other than melatonin.

I have a 10 yr old that is autisic an he just don t sleep. He will get up in the middle of the night and get into stuff an has almost got out of the house while everyone was asleep. I was just wondering is ther something beside melatonin that I can give him that will help him get a good nights sleep? I am worried he is going to get hurt.
Asked On : Thu, 21 Jun 2012
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Autistic child is a person without insight- he/she is a blank personality. They don't understand their existence and other people are also like furniture to them.
Fortunately mostly they are not dangerous per say but run the risk of getting hurt because the are fully mobile and don't understand the world.
These persons are unfortunate and need constant watch and are care depenant and if the parents forgive me should be managed in institutional care.
I think your child stays with you, Plz take this child outdoors early in the morning and late in the evening, this will regularise his circadian rhythm and he will have good sleep in the night.
If still some problem then give him Tab. Alprax0.25 half just before bedtime.
Answered: Thu, 21 Jun 2012
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