Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sleep

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Abstract

Children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience sleep disturbances, particularly insomnia, at rates much higher than the general population. Daytime behavioral problems and parental stress are associated with the resultant sleep deprivation. Behavioral interventions, parental education, and melatonin are effective treatments. The epidemiology of sleep disturbances in youth with ASD is reviewed in this article as well as the latest in treatments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-208
Number of pages14
JournalChild and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2021

Keywords

  • Autism
  • Behavioral
  • Children
  • Insomnia
  • Melatonin
  • Pediatric
  • Sleep

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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