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.

7 Great Ways to Secure a Good Night’s Sleep With Autism

7 Great Ways to Secure a Good Night's Sleep With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ways-to-secure-good-sleep/

Two out of three adults in the United States are sleep-deprived, a deficit that led the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to designate sleeplessness as a public health epidemic in 2016. Surveys report that up to 83% of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience trouble sleeping, rendering you as parents one of […]

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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

Is it a struggle for your child with autism to relax and fall asleep? A therapeutic weighted blanket, also known as a sensory blanket, may be what your child needs to help reduce anxiety. Weighted blankets can help bring a sense of calm. Learn how anxiety and sleep dysregulation can affect children with autism. Find […]

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Valuable Tips for Resolving Sleep Issues with Autism Now

Valuable Tips for Resolving Sleep Issues with Autism Now http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/valuable-tips-for-resolving-sleep-issues-with-autism

Every child seems to go through a period when sleeping becomes difficult.  Whether it’s because there is a monster under the bed or stress from school, parents know there will be sleepless nights. When your child has autism, counting the nights you get to sleep might be easier than counting the sleepless ones.  It is […]

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A Closer Look at Sleep Disorders with Autism

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