Trouble sleeping associated with behavioral problems in children with autism

On February 17, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

New research from the University of Missouri has found associations between trouble sleeping and behavioral problems in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). “Past research has found that children with ASD often have trouble sleeping at night. Many children with ASD also struggle with regulating their behavior during…

Even children with higher IQs behave better when their sleep apnea is fixed

On January 11, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Many doctors will ask about quality of sleep when children have problems at school, but new research shows it’s just as important to pay attention to how high achievers are sleeping. A study in the print edition of the International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology suggests doctors and parents…

World-first QUT study links light exposure to weight gain in children

On October 26, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

A world-first study by QUT’s Sleep in Early Childhood Research Group has revealed pre-schoolers exposed to more light earlier in day tend to weigh more. Cassandra Pattinson, a PhD student and her colleagues studied 48 children aged three to five from six Brisbane childcare centres over a two week…

Sleep clinics offer hope to parents of children with intellectual disabilities

On September 30, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Sleep clinics aimed at parents of children with challenging behaviour can improve the chances of a peaceful night, a team of specialists has concluded. Clinics for up to eight parents at a time offer mutual support and can reduce waiting times, reports the journal Learning Disability Practice. …

5 sleep tips for school-aged children

On September 29, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Everyone needs to sleep. A good night’s sleep boosts health, safety, performance and wellbeing, and it’s especially important for school-age children. “Children and teens need significantly more sleep than adults to support their rapid mental and physical development,” said Dr. Clay Stallworth, a pediatrician for GRHealth at…