Amy - posted on 11/25/2008 ( 6 moms have responded )
I need suggestions and advice. My autistic son sleeps with his bedroom light on and has since he was about 2 years old. My husband just researched and it looks like it's really not healthy to sleep with the light on. We've tried nightlights, but he just pulls them out. We've tried cold-turkey just turning the light off and he would just go and turn it back on. Then we turned the breaker (power) off to his room. He screamed literally the entire night! We've taken all but one lightbulb out so it isn't extremely bright. We also can't leave his room door open at night so the whole leaving the hall light on doesn't work either. Any suggestions on how to move on from having light in the night please. We have run out of ideas. Thanks.