Exposure to certain types of light at night may exacerbate sleep issues among people with autism.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Children with autism who have sleep problems are often distracted, hyperactive, irritable and aggressive.
A new formulation of the hormone melatonin seems to improve sleep in some children with autism.
Autism researchers and funding agencies should turn their attention to sleep in autism — and its many connections to health, mood and behavior.
Music therapy proves ineffective for autism, brain structures differ with 16p11.2 duplications and deletions, and mice missing NLGN3 may influence the sociability of their littermates.
People with autism who have a mood disorder or sleep problems are more likely to be admitted to inpatient psychiatric units than those who do not have one of these other conditions.