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Chronic Lack of Sleep – Linked to Neurological Damage – Implications for Autism ?

 Insomnia Linked to Damage in Brain Communication Networks https://www2.rsna.org At A Glance Twenty-three insomnia patients and 30 healthy controls were examined with diffusion tensor imaging and given questionnaires to evaluate mental status and sleep patterns. Compared to the healthy controls, … Continue reading

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Physical Activity – Positive Effect on ASD sleep problems

Brief Report: Influence of Physical Activity on Sleep Quality in Children with Autism. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25791123 Abstract Sleep-related problems are often documented in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). This study examined physical activity as a variable that might influence sleep quality … Continue reading

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Brain Size and Sleep

Can Sleep Loss Affect Your Brain Size? https://www.aan.com/PressRoom/Home/PressRelease/1305 MINNEAPOLIS – Sleep difficulties may be linked to faster rates of decline in brain volume, according to a study published in the September 3, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal … Continue reading

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Sleep and the Immune System – Implications for Autism

Sleeping Away Infection: Penn Researchers Find Link between Sleep and Immune Function in Fruitflies http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/news/News_Releases/2014/04/williams/print.html Findings Help Illustrate the Importance of Sleep for Recovery from Illness PHILADELPHIA — When we get sick it feels natural to try to hasten our … Continue reading

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Anti Anxiety Drugs and Sleeping Pills – Increased Risk of Death

Anti-anxiety drugs and sleeping pills linked to risk of death http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/anti-anxiety_drugs_and/ Anti-anxiety drugs and sleeping pills have been linked to an increased risk of death, according to new research from the University of Warwick. The large study, published in BMJ, … Continue reading

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Sleep Disorders and Viruses – Intriguing New Research

Why Kids Breathe Easier in Summer http://www.aftau.org TAU researchers find winter viruses may be behind sleep-disordered breathing spike in children A good night’s sleep is important to our children’s development. But with the first day of school just passed, many … Continue reading

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Sleep , Motor Task Learning and Implications for Autism.

How sleep helps brain learn motor task http://news.brown.edu/pressreleases/2013/08/sleep Sleep helps the brain consolidate what we’ve learned, but scientists have struggled to determine what goes on in the brain to make that happen for different kinds of learned tasks. In a … Continue reading

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Maternal Sleep, the Immune System and Outcome

Poor Sleep in Pregnancy Can Disrupt the Immune System and Cause Birth-Related Complications, Pitt Study Finds http://www.upmc.com/media/NewsReleases/2013/Pages/pitt-study-poor-sleep-in-pregnancy-can-disrupt-immune-system.aspx PITTSBURGH, July 17, 2013 – Poor sleep quality and quantity during pregnancy can disrupt normal immune processes and lead to lower birth weights and … Continue reading

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Sleep Disturbance in Autism.

Children With Autism Sleep Problems and Symptom Severity http://foa.sagepub.com/content/27/4/254 Relationships between the specific sleep problems and specific behavioral problems of children with autism were evaluated. Mothers’ reports of sleep habits and autism symptoms were collected for 109 children with autism. … Continue reading

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Sleep Disorders – Another Schizophrenia / Autism linkage ?

Could Poor Sleep Contribute to Symptoms of Schizophrenia? http://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2012/8943.html Press release issued 15 November 2012 Neuroscientists studying the link between poor sleep and schizophrenia have found that irregular sleep patterns and desynchronised brain activity during sleep could trigger some of … Continue reading

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