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April 3, 2020
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Autism & sleep problems series

Last updated on November 18, 2023

Research shows that autistic people are significantly more affected by sleep problems.

In this series, we talk about how common sleep problems are, what causes them, what the consequences are, and what you can do to get a good night of sleep.


Autism & sleep problems:
Prevalence

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About how common sleep problems are among autistic people,
and how this compares to sleep problems in neurotypicals

Autism & sleep problems:
Causes

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About what causes sleep problems in autistic people

Autism & sleep problems:
Effects

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About the consequences of sleep problems
and sleep deprivation in autistic people

Autism & sleep problems:
Solutions

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About sleep hygiene and other solutions
to sleep problems among autistic people

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Land acknowledgement

Embrace Autism recognizes and acknowledges the traditional lands of the Indigenous peoples across Ontario. From the lands of the Anishinaabe to the Attawandaron and Haudenosaunee, these lands surrounding the Great Lakes are steeped in First Nations history. We are in solidarity with Indigenous brothers and sisters to honour and respect Mother Earth. We acknowledge and give gratitude for the wisdom of the Grandfathers and the four winds that carry the spirits of our ancestors that walked this land before us. Embrace Autism is located on the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. We acknowledge and thank the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation—the Treaty holders—for being stewards of this traditional territory.

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