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Best Sleeping Arrangement For Autistic Children
Best way for a severe autistic adult to be checked up. Since diagnosed he was never seen by a doctor. He has dental & sleeping problems and scoliosis.
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more
It's common: While i don't have a specific percentage, it's pretty common, and most of the kids i see have a sleep disorder of some sort. Sometimes it's difficulty getting to sleep, staying asleep, winding down, or having a correct day/night cycle. There are medications that can help, but consult with your pediatrician and / or a sleep expert to get a specific regimen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any type of over-the-counter remedies for getting an autistic child to go to sleep at night?
My 5 year old son has low functioning autism and does not sleep through the night what can we do to help him?
Autism: His sleep problem may be due to difficulty unwinding from agitation or from recurrent fears at night. A good bedtime routine, sleep hygiene can help him, find out what soothes him. Physical daytime activities that get him tired at night may help. Work with a child psychiatrist, medications can help with low functioning autism. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My son is autistic and he gets hiccups in his sleep they don't wake home up but last about 20 min why?
Sleep apnea?: There is nothing I've heard regarding a connection w/ autism, but hiccups during sleep have been related to the breathing pattern that can occur in sleep apnea. Hiccups are caused by involuntary movements of the diaphragm which might be set off by the disturbed breath rhythms. Perhaps his pediatrician can evaluate this and either treat him for it or refer to a sleep specialist. Best wishes. ...Read more
I believe it was a spider bite. It happened while he was sleeping. And I cannot ask him any questions and get a response. He is autistic?
23 yo m, no signs of aggression, autism, or other mental illness; what causes nighttime head bouncing, what helps? Sleep not restful, have done since 4
Could Tenex (guanfacine) be used for severe autism in a boy of 7 yo that melatonin 7.5mg no longer help with sleep?
My son is 2 years old & has sleep problems. He has severe anxiety & may be autistic. He won't nap & often will be up 12+ hours. Can we try Melatonin?
Best to see good Dr.: This is complex so I advise seeing an integrative MD- see http://tinyurl.com/znoel89 It's safe to try melatonin but I recommend a tiny dose of 0.25-0.5 mg. Magnesium (ideally glycinate or taurate) 200 mg/day may help calm him; also a good B-complex with the L-5-MTHF form of folate (folic acid). Tulsi tea and L-Thenanine may help. You might also try to find a good homeopath- see http://tinyurl.com/lw2suls ...Read more
4yo has severe laryngomalacia, sleep apnea, aspirates, history of hypotonia & gross motor delay, MTHFR, midline defects, SPD, possible autism. Causes?
Mgt, workup: The severe laryngomalacia can cause and contribute to sleep apnea and aspiration. I would suggest an evaluation by ENT and a sleep study to evaluate the need for CPAP. Speech and development can help with coordination/swallowing mechanisms. A virtual appointment: healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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