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Autism and sleep.

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Sleep

Many people on the autism specrtrum and their carers, suffer from sleep problems such as insomnia. By the age of one year most children should be sleeping through the night. If after that time your child...

Insomnia

Insomnia is a persistent difficulty with sleep initiation, maintenance, duration, consolidation, or quality. It includes bedtime resistance, frequent night awakenings, and/or an inability to sleep independently.

Parasomnias

Parasomnias are undesirable physical experiences which occur within sleep or during arousal from sleep. They include nightmares, wake screaming, complex movements, dreams, and automatic nervous system...

Smith Magenis syndrome

Smith Magenis syndrome is a genetic condition where common characteristics include some degree of self-injury, sleep, disturbance, developmental delay, short stature, decreased sensitivity to pain, hyperactivity...

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy involves the use of aromatic plant oils to improve health and well-being. The oils can be used in a variety of ways including Massage Baths Inhalations Some people claim that aromatherapy...

Melatonin

Melatonin (also known as N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine) is a hormone and neurotransmitter produced by the pineal gland. Melatonin increases our propensity for sleep and sets our circadian rhythm control...

Psychiatry

Psychiatry is the branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental health problems. Mental health problems that may be diagnosed and treated by a psychiatrist include:...

Secretin

Secretin is a gastrointestinal hormone that helps promote digestion of food. It stimulates the stomach to produce the enzyme pepsin, the liver to produce bile, and the pancreas to produce digestive juices...

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a group of behavioural symptoms that include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Common symptoms of ADHD include: a short attention...

Affective or Mood Disorders

Affective disorders (also known as mood disorders) are mental conditions (such as anxiety or depression) characterised by dramatic changes or extremes of mood. According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica...

Parent Support Programmes

Parent support programmes are designed to provide parents and carers with various forms of support. That support may be provided through the coordination of care to the family, for example, via the local...

Parent Education Programmes

Parent education programmes are interventions which are designed to tell parents about autism, related issues (such as sleep problems) and the interventions and services that may be available to them. They...

Feingold Diet or Program

The Feingold Diet (also known as the Feingold Program or KP Diet) is a type of exclusion diet which requires the individual to avoid artificial additives and salicylate The Feingold diet is based on the...

Massage

Massage is the practice of applying pressure, tension, motion, or vibration to the skin, muscles and other soft tissues of the body. Massage therapy is the use of massage to obtain therapeutic effects. There...

Parent Training Programmes

Parent training programmes may be designed to teach parents how to deliver interventions to their own children (child-focused programmes) or they may be designed to teach parents how to cope with the difficulties...

Rett Syndrome

Rett syndrome is a complex neurological disorder which is genetic in origin. It affects mainly girls, and only a very few boys. Although present at birth, it becomes more evident during the second year. Rett...