I got Wilson just a week or two ago. Since that time, I've gotten very little sleep. He talks all night long. At first it was nice to finally have someone to talk to, but now he won't be quiet. He keeps giving orders: "Take me outside", "Play with me", "Steal that car." And, he has a pretty smart mouth, always talking back to me.
I think if you put Wilson back in his box at night, he might sleep some.
I don't know about recommending this for children, he'll probably teach them to be very sassy, but if you're all alone, at least he can give you someone to talk to.