Asperger Syndrome, Alexithymia and Perception of Sleep

  title={Asperger Syndrome, Alexithymia and Perception of Sleep},
  author={Pekka Tani and Nina Lindberg and Matti I Joukamaa and Taina Nieminen-von Wendt and Lennart von Wendt and Bj{\"o}rn Appelberg and Ranan Rim{\'o}n and Tarja Porkka-Heiskanen},
  pages={64 - 70}
Two research traditions, the one on Asperger syndrome (AS) and the other on alexithymia, have produced similar findings independently of each other indicating a possible association between these two phenomena. Both conditions are also associated with impaired initiation and continuity of sleep. Twenty AS adults were compared with 10 healthy controls using the Toronto Alexithymia Scale and the Basic Nordic Sleep Questionnaire. AS subjects were significantly more alexithymic and reported lower… 

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