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Hi, I have a son with autism, he's now 13. For some years now we have had various problems with his sleep. I did have some advice from our local Sleep Clinic but it didn't really work for us. The current situation is that he will go to sleep in his own bed, but when he wakes during the night (I'd say 90%+ of the time) he comes into our room and wants to be with me - I take him back to his room and stay with him until he is back to sleep (which is usually quite quick), but if he wakes again the same thing happens. If I stay with him then he will stay in bed quite happily. Any advice? I have been unwell recently too which doesn't help, so I need as much sleep as I can, so giving in is often the best way to get myself back to sleep asap! Of course, when you are woken it's never the same as being able to sleep right through. Thanks.