If you are struggling with your child taking hours to fall asleep or waking up at odd times in the day, you are absolutely not alone. Some studies say that up to 80% of Autistic kids experience some form of sleep disturbance.
Compared to neurotypical kids, Autistic kids were seen to be 2.6 times more likely to have a problem falling asleep, and 1.5 times more likely to have problems staying asleep.
And if you are concerned about learning / focus / moods, you can pretty much forget about fixing these in the absence of a good night’s sleep.
Sleep is a keystone habit! This means that poor sleep can affect every body system and all sorts of neurological
Here are 10 strategies to help your child fall asleep from a discussion with Deepa Kannan, the Sleep Whisperer.
I have curated the tips into a downloadable eBook – that you can find at www.functionalnutritionforkids.com/sleeptips – Download that here.
Disclaimer: The information in this Podcast is for educational purposes only. Vaishnavi Sarathy, Ph.D. is an educator, not a doctor, specifically not your child’s doctor. Please consult your physician before implementing any supplement or diet recommendations.