Sleep Education for Better Performance

Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized
25 Sep 2013

Some children with autism have difficulty falling asleep. Their night sleep is inadequate or fagmented. As a result, their performance during the daytime is poor. If the child doesn’t get enough sleep, she wouldn’t be able to focus and learn.

A research in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders was able to help parents of children with ASD solve the problem.

Here are some quick tips

  • Increase exercise.
  • Take a walk with your child after dinner.
  • Reduce caffeine intake.
  • Avoid video games and the use of computers and screens in general before bedtime.
  • Remove any stimuli or causes that would trigger your child’s sensory issues, like noise, light, odors, seams in clothes, rough textures, stuffy unaired bedroom…
  • Learn some strategies to help your child go back to sleep during the night. You may download strategies for free here.

Strategies to Improve Sleep in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Without a good night sleep don’t expect your child to be at her best throughout the day.

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