Autism and Sleep Problems

Your Health Minute

Children with autism have more trouble producing melatonin.

In Your Health Minute,

Children with autism are more likely to have sleep problems.

That’s according to a new study form Children’s Hospital of Colorado.

Researchers looked at the sleep habits of nearly 2 thousand young children from across the U-S.

They found kids with autism were twice as likely to have sleep problems than their peers.

Experts say these children often have anxiety , difficulty with transition and differences in melatonin production that can interfere with sleep.


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