Category Archives for "Sleep"

Articles that focuses on all aspects of getting a child with autism to bed, from preparing for bedtime and advice on routines to helping a child stay in bed for the night.

How Does Autism Affect Sleep In Some Children?

How Does Autism Affect Sleep In Some Children? http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-and-sleep/

Sleep disruptions in children with autism studied This week, a new study has been published in the Journal of Developmental Disorders that examines why children with neurodevelopmental disorders experience higher levels of sleep disturbance. Researchers at the Universities of Leicester and Birmingham studied children ages 2-15 years old with a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders including […]

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Weighted Blankets for Autism: Reducing Anxiety and Providing a Good Night’s Sleep

Weighted Blankets: Reducing Anxiety and Providing a Good Night’s Sleep https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/weighted-blankets-reducing-anxiety-providing-good-sleep

Sensory processing disorders and autism Many children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) struggle with sensory issues including sensory processing disorder (SPD). Chantal Sicile-Kira, “The Autism Advocate,” describes SPD as “a neurological disorder that causes difficulties with processing information from the five senses: vision, auditory, touch, olfaction, and taste, as well as from the sense […]

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New Study Proves Melatonin Effective Sleep Aid for Children with Autism

New Study Proves Melatonin Effective Sleep Aid for Children with Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/study-melatonin-effective-sleep-aid-children

A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry disclosed that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who have refractory insomnia will benefit from prolonged release melatonin (PEDPRM). The trial conducted was random, placebo-controlled, and double-blind. Profiles of participants There were 125 participants in the trial aged 2 to […]

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Simple Tools to Help Your ASD Child Sleep Better Now

Simple Tools to Help Your ASD Child Sleep Better Now http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/simple-tools-to-help-your-asd-child-sleep-better-now

Sleep problems are common in typically developing children, but can be particularly prevalent in children with Asperger’s and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). These sleep problems often appear as difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking too early. Sleep is an essential element in emotional and physical health, and disruptions in sleep can negatively affect coping […]

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Simple Ways to Help Your Child with ASD Sleep Without Medicine

Simple Ways to Help Your Child with ASD Sleep Without Medicine

Insomnia (sleeplessness) is quite common among all age groups due to lifestyle changes and associated stressors, which also leads to anxiety depression, burn-out, and stress.  Stress can cause complicated physiological changes such as increased blood pressure, heart rate, metabolic changes, or indigestion. Sleeplessness affects children with autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), […]

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