Prevalence of Parasomnia in Autistic Children with Sleep Disorders

  title={Prevalence of Parasomnia in Autistic Children with Sleep Disorders},
  author={Xiaosong Ming and Ye-Ming Sun and Roberto V. Nachajon and Michael B Brimacombe and Arthur Scott Walters},
  booktitle={Clinical medicine. Pediatrics},
The prevalence of sleep related complaints is reported by questionnaire studies to be as high as 83.3% in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Questionnaire studies report the presence of various parasomnia in ASD. However, no polysomnographic study reports non-REM parasomnias and only a single study reports REM related parasomnias in ASD. We investigated the prevalence and characteristics of sleep disorders by polysomnographic study and questionnaires in a cohort of 23 children with… CONTINUE READING
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