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Getting a good night’s rest is vital for neurodiverse children – pediatric sleep experts explain why

By Beth Ann Malow, Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University
Susan Nehiley Brasher, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Emory University
Terry Katz, Senior Instructor of Pediatrics and Developmental Pediatrics, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Most of us are all too familiar with the consequences of a poor night’s sleep – be it interrupted sleep or simply too little of it. If you’re a parent with kids at home, it often leaves you and your children on edge.

Children with neurodiverse conditions, such as autism and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, are even more susceptible to the effects of poor sleep, given…The Conversation

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