Autism and sleep: Putting issues to bed
At least half of autistic and children on the spectrum struggle with sleep patterns, with parents saying it’s closer to 80 percent. High anxiety, medication, or sleep apnea are real issues, so Ivanhoe has good advice leading to restorative sleep for parent and child.
Get your kids into a healthy sleep routine
Consumer Reports has some ideas that could help your kids sleep better during these uncertain times. Consumer Reports says a key to good sleep is the same for kids and adults. Set a sleep routine, which means going to bed and getting up at about the same time each day. It can boost the effect of sleep hormones like melatonin, especially if it’s done in bright daylight in the morning! Blue light from screens can slow the production of your natural sleep hormones.