A child with autism sleeping on the floor? Here's why https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-sleeping-on-the-floor/
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A Child with Autism Sleeping on the Floor? Here’s Why

Sleep challenges tend to be common when it comes to children with autism spectrum disorder. While there’s a wide range of sleep issues that present themselves, one of the most common involves the child with autism sleeping on the floor. These sleep challenges can present problems for both the children and their parents. But there

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6 Tips on How to Help an Autistic Child Nap at Daycare https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/how-to-get-autistic-child-nap-daycare/
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6 Tips on How to Help an Autistic Child Nap at Daycare

If it weren’t difficult enough to make naps happen at home, many parents and providers struggle with how to get an autistic child to nap at daycare. Parents worry about the environment at nap time. Will the staff try long enough, or will the nap happen at all? If the nap doesn’t happen, will their

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7 Tips for A Perfect Bedtime Routine for an Autistic Child
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7 Tips for A Perfect Bedtime Routine for an Autistic Child

As you probably know, autistic children often struggle with sleep. If your child faces those bedtime battles, you’re certainly not alone! Over 80% of autistic children experience sleep disturbances. The great news is that creating a bedtime routine for an autistic child can make a huge difference. There are so many different factors that affect

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Autism Sleep Problems: Help Your Child Get a Restful Night https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/child-sleep-problems/
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Autism Sleep Problems: Help Your Child Get a Restful Night

Ensuring your child has good sleep hygiene can seem daunting as a parent, but autism sleep problems can bring a whole new twist on what is considered a good night’s sleep. Children with autism are known to have different social and sensory behaviors compared to typically developing children, both of which can contribute to sleep

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A Guide to Autism Sleep Aids https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-sleep-aids/
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A Guide to Autism Sleep Aids

Whether your child is a toddler or a teenager, chances are if they are having sleep difficulties you have been recommended melatonin by your pediatrician or other specialists. This is a very common recommendation for individuals who struggle to sleep, more specifically for people on the autism spectrum. It is usually the first step that

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Autism Sleep Medication: Is it Safe and Beneficial? Autism Sleep Medication: Is it Safe and Beneficial? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-sleep-medication/
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Autism Sleep Medication: Is it Safe and Beneficial?

For many autistic children, getting a good night’s rest can be a real challenge. Sleep difficulties can include taking hours to get to sleep, frequent nighttime wake ups, inability to stay asleep, very early mornings, and more. When your child is not sleeping well, you can see that they struggle to stay focused and may

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My Child With Sensory Issues Has Trouble Sleeping Alone
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HELP: My Child With Sensory Issues Has Trouble Sleeping Alone

My six-year-old son won’t sleep in his own bed, so we have been letting him sleep with us. How can we work on moving him back to his own room? He has sensory issues and always wants to be near me. —Jenny Dear Jenny, This issue of children with sensory issues not being able to

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How to Help Your Child With Autism Get to Sleep https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-child-get-to-sleep/
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How to Help Your Child With Autism Get to Sleep

With the start of another school year around the corner, there’s no better time to look at ways to optimize your child’s sleep. Sleep is essential to good health, and a lack of sleep can result in problematic behaviors, an inability to concentrate, fatigue, and poor academic performance. Sleep issues in children and adolescents with

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Innovative Device May Help Your Child With Autism Sleep Better https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/devices-that-helps-autism-sleep-better/
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Innovative Device May Help Your Child With Autism Sleep Better

Dan Slage, an electrical engineer in Winter Park, Florida, noticed two of his work colleagues showing up at the office bleary-eyed and cranky. Both were parents of children with autism spectrum (ASD) who regularly woke up fully alert and ready to play in the middle of the night. Slage’s colleagues weren’t alone. Researchers believe 40

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Autism and Sleep: Issues & Solutions https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-and-sleep/
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Autism and Sleep: Common Issues and Solutions

Among many challenges that autism brings, sleep issues are a common one that most children on the spectrum live with. Autism and sleep difficulties manifest in many ways and can be challenging to deal with for both parents and their children with autism. What are some common sleep issues in autism? Does your child have

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10 Ways an Assistance Dog Can Help Your ASD Child Sleep https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/assistance-dog-help-sleep-autism-child
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Autism Assistance Dog – 10 Ways they Can Help Your ASD Child Sleep

Studies show that a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is likely to experience more sleep issues than a child who is not on the spectrum. A child with autism may find it harder to get to sleep, to stay asleep, and sleep earlier in the day. Frequently, the bedtime routine can be challenging for

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Weighted Blankets: Reducing Anxiety and Providing a Good Night’s Sleep https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/weighted-blankets-reducing-anxiety-providing-good-sleep
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Sensory Weighted Blankets For Kids With Autism – The Ultimate Guide

The experiences of autistic children are unique to each individual child, so many parents find it challenging to understand their needs. For some situations, there are no answers, but thankfully, through advocacy, resources are becoming more and more accessible. One of the challenges experienced by parents of autistic children is difficulty around their child’s sleeping.

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Valuable Ways Rhythms Can Help People with Autism Get To Sleep
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Valuable Ways Rhythms Can Help People With Autism Get To Sleep

“Our son didn’t sleep for YEARS until he started listening to your music. I have to admit the concept sounded a bit like snake oil at the beginning, but now I am a true believer. I sing your praises to anyone who mentions sleep issues. Kids with autism (and their parents) have many challenges every

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A Closer Look at Sleep Disorders with Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/sleep-disorders-autism
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A Closer Look at Sleep Disorders with Autism

The inability to get a good night’s sleep is experienced by most people at one time or another. However, recent studies show sleep concerns are more prevalent with people diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). For many people with autism, it can be a challenge to get to sleep and stay asleep, which can have

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