Sleep Patterns in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Kyle P. Johnson, Flavia Giannotti, Flavia Cortesi

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Like children with other developmental disabilities, children with autism spectrum disorders suffer from sleep problems at a greater rate than typically developing children. It is increasingly recognized that addressing these sleep problems may improve daytime functioning and decrease family stress. The sleep problems experienced by children with autism spectrum disorders are presented in this article.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)917-928
Number of pages12
JournalChild and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2009


  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Melatonin
  • Polysomnogram
  • Sleep

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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