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Sleep disorder in children with autism.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Psychiatry and clinical neurosciences
Publication Date
Volume
52
Issue
2
Pages
182–183
Identifiers
PMID: 9628139
Source
Medline

Abstract

Eighty-eight children with autism, living in a suburb of Tokyo, were examined by questionnaire from 21 July to 31 August. Experienced sleep disorders were observed in 56 children; 44 of whom had sleep disorders before 3 years old. The average age when sleep disorders were seen to have stopped was 5 years old. The most common problem was difficulty falling sleep (n=23), followed by frequent awakening during sleep time (n=19), then early morning awakening (n=11). Bed-wetting was observed in 22 children.

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