Poor Sleep Plagues Many Kids With Autism

Researchers found that kids with autism spectrum disorder were more than twice as likely to have serious problems getting quality sleep as kids without autism symptoms.
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BOSTON (CBS) – According to a study in the journal Pediatrics, young children with autism have a harder time getting to sleep and staying asleep. Researchers examined the sleep habits of almost 2,000 kids between the ages of 2 and 5 and found that while about a quarter of the kids in the general population had sleep problems, kids on the autism spectrum and those with other developmental delays with characteristics of autism were more than twice as likely to have sleep problems. Children with autism often have anxiety, difficulty making transitions and differences in melatonin production, all of which may contribute....
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(MedPage Today) -- More than twice as likely to have sleep problems as kids in the general population
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More children with autism spectrum disorder have sleep problems compared with peers
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MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 -- More children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have sleep problems compared with other children, according to a study published online Feb. 11 in Pediatrics. Ann M. Reynolds, M.D., from the University of Colorado School...
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MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 -- Young children with autism are more than twice as likely to have sleep problems than typical kids or those with other developmental delays, a new study reports. Several factors profoundly affect the sleep of 2- to...
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Abstract Insomnia is a common source of distress in adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Two characteristics of ASD could be relevant to insomnia complaints by hampering the entrainment of a circadian sleep-wake rhythm. First, sensory hyper-reactivity could lead to bright light avoidance and thus affect photoperiodic input to the circadian system. Second, impaired social skills complicate the establishment of a social interactions and thus affect scheduled social-behavioral input to the circadian system. We investigated the association of insomnia severity with sensory reactivity and social skills in 631 ad...
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Abstract To date, the phenotypic significance of EEG abnormalities in patients with ASD is unclear. In a population affected by ASD we aimed to evaluate: the phenotypic characteristics; the prevalence of EEG abnormalities; the potential correlations between EEG abnormalities and behavioral and cognitive variables. Sixty-nine patients with ASD underwent cognitive or developmental testing, language assessment, and adaptive behavior skills evaluation as well as sleep/wake EEG recording. EEG abnormalities were found in 39.13% of patients. EEG abnormalities correlated with autism severity, hyperactivity, anger outburst...
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