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In Children with Autism, Nonverbal Signs of Pain Predict Sleep Problems

Researchers urge more attention to signs of chronic pain; flag need to address underlying issues to improve sleep in children with ASD
February 06, 2014


Behavioral signs of pain are both extremely common and closely linked to disturbed sleep in children with autism, according to a new study published online in the journal Autism.

Largest Study to Date Confirms Autism’s Link to Disordered Sleep

Shortened sleep & frequent wakenings extend into adolescence; Autism Speaks addresses issue with clinically tested training and tool kit for parents
September 30, 2013

The largest study of its kind has confirmed that children with autism have poorer sleep quality than do other children. They both sleep less overall and are prone to frequent night wakening.