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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.

Innovative Device May Help Your Child With Autism Sleep Better

Innovative Device May Help Your Child With Autism Sleep Better https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/devices-that-helps-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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Top 5 Reasons to Prioritize Sleep in a Hectic Household

Top 5 Reasons to Prioritize Sleep in a Hectic Household https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/reasons-to-take-quality-rest/

All too often parents of children with autism are unsung, underappreciated, overworked and without exception, they are chronically sleep deprived. It goes without saying that caring for a child on the spectrum begs an insurmountable level of vigilance, ingenuity, and temperance. It requires “A-Game” energy and execution in every waking moment of each day. Perhaps […]

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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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