Sleep Problems in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Sep 2, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Examiner.com

It is well documented that in addition to the core symptoms of social/communication deficits and a restricted repertoire of behaviors, children with autism spectrum disorder often experience other comorbid conditions.

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another vaccine side effect.

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Interesting. I can say for my child, of 2 schools he was the first either ever had who had a sleep issue. Of course my child was not part of a 'population-based study, of this study, it was by parental reports. My child had an actual sleep study and medical tests to confirm his sleep diagnosis. My son also had a medical diagnosis of autism.

Of 3700 children, only 1 percent of the children met the criteria for autism. That 1 percent equals 28 children, of 3700. Sleep problems were assessed by parental reports. The study found a significant association of ASP with lower socioeconomic status. This is not a typical finding, as most papers generally find no or the opposite relationship with regards to family socioeconomic status in children with ASD. Sleep problems were significantly less prevalent in girls than boys, and their sleep problems were also more transient. These findings are in contrast to previous studies on children with ASD in which no such gender differences in sleep problems have been demonstrated. A limitation is the lack of ASD assessment. Although we relied on questionnaire-based data from the ASSQ as a proxy for the presence of autism symptomatology, we recognize that the ASSQ is a screening instrument and not a replacement for a clinician-verified ASD diagnosis.
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Interesting. I can say for my child, of 2 schools he was the first either ever had who had a sleep issue. Of course my child was not part of a 'population-based study, of this study, it was by parental reports. My child had an actual sleep study and medical tests to confirm his sleep diagnosis. My son also had a medical diagnosis of autism.
Of 3700 children, only 1 percent of the children met the criteria for autism. That 1 percent equals 28 children, of 3700. Sleep problems were assessed by parental reports. The study found a significant association of ASP with lower socioeconomic status. This is not a typical finding, as most papers generally find no or the opposite relationship with regards to family socioeconomic status in children with ASD. Sleep problems were significantly less prevalent in girls than boys, and their sleep problems were also more transient. These findings are in contrast to previous studies on children with ASD in which no such gender differences in sleep problems have been demonstrated. A limitation is the lack of ASD assessment. Although we relied on questionnaire-based data from the ASSQ as a proxy for the presence of autism symptomatology, we recognize that the ASSQ is a screening instrument and not a replacement for a clinician-verified ASD diagnosis.
clueless? give up on the marijuana...see what happens to your little head
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Interesting. I can say for my child, of 2 schools he was the first either ever had who had a sleep issue. Of course my child was not part of a 'population-based study, of this study, it was by parental reports. My child had an actual sleep study and medical tests to confirm his sleep diagnosis. My son also had a medical diagnosis of autism.
Of 3700 children, only 1 percent of the children met the criteria for autism. That 1 percent equals 28 children, of 3700. Sleep problems were assessed by parental reports. The study found a significant association of ASP with lower socioeconomic status. This is not a typical finding, as most papers generally find no or the opposite relationship with regards to family socioeconomic status in children with ASD. Sleep problems were significantly less prevalent in girls than boys, and their sleep problems were also more transient. These findings are in contrast to previous studies on children with ASD in which no such gender differences in sleep problems have been demonstrated. A limitation is the lack of ASD assessment. Although we relied on questionnaire-based data from the ASSQ as a proxy for the presence of autism symptomatology, we recognize that the ASSQ is a screening instrument and not a replacement for a clinician-verified ASD diagnosis.
it must genetic mutation causing his sleep disorder. you passed on mutated genes to your kid. how do they call it: De Novo mutations

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I can hardly believes an anti vaxxer is actually blaming the parent when on every other topic he just said listen to the parents! It's hard to believe a sleep disorder isn't blamed on vaccines, too!!! What a riot and look where your attack got you!

Nice try. Again you have no evidence of that claim, either and if it is genetic, I can handle it. I doubt you could.
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Canadian Ray doesn't have the faintest idea what he's talking about.

DEFINITION: De novo mutation, a genetic mutation that neither parent possessed nor transmitted.

Every person alive has over 100 De Novo mutations in their genome.

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Not according to your pal up there! He just blamed the parent! BAWAHAHAHA! I know it's difficult when you have no facts to back anything up but you anti vaxxers should at least try to keep your theories straight!
Fact: Blame is not evidence of anything.
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What mad world is the Winnipeg dummy living in? Nobody is blaming parents for their kid's autism. Just because scientists have found that certain genes can increase the risk of a kid having autism, it doesn't mean that the parents are to blame. Only a few of the genes that can lead to autism have been found so far, and the vast majority of parents have no idea what genes they have anyway.

Then there are De Novo mutations, most of which are harmless, that the parents don't have and therefore aren't responsible for passing on to their kids. Even if parents do pass on genes that can increase the risk of autism to their kids, there is the science of Epigenetics to take into consideration. Epigenetics is what determines whether particular genes are turned on or turned off, so that you could have identical twins with identical genes, but whereas one twin could have a particular gene turned on, the other twin could have it turned off. In such a case, one twin could be at risk from a particular condition (e.g. autism), but the other twin wouldn't.

I suspect that the Winnipeg dummy desperately wants vaccines to be the cause of autism so that no one can blame him for his son's condition (autism or not), when in fact nobody is blaming him.
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The Winnipeg dummy doesn't have the intelligence to understand genetics. Where is his evidence that Pharma is spending billions trying to blame parents for their kid's autism? Where is the scientific evidence that autism causes autism (regressive or otherwise) in the first place? There isn't any, apart from the fantasies that live in the Winnipeg dummy's poor excuse for a brain.
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That should be: "Where is the scientific evidence that vaccines cause autism (regressive or otherwise) in the first place?"

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Genetics is not blaming the parent and the only ones who would even claim such a thing are those who cannot handle the possibility that no, they cant sue and yes genes is out of anyones control when it comes to having children. They are the type of people who were expecting a perfect child and seriously cant handle the disabled child they got. It then creates the needs to believe in scams and conspiracies, and be anti social towards others who get in their way of belief. People as such who cannot control their emotions and behavior are very sad people and are the type who will totally have mental breakdown when the evidence points away from their conspiracies.

I do not back up any pharma, and never have. I support science. Without the science to back it up and admitting there is no science to back up his claim, it's just a mere guess that vaccines turn off genes. Yet Winnipeg cant even back up that theory with how and what of the vaccines would do that. First it had to be the MMR. Then the thimerosal, then it had to be the adjuvants. Science doesn't support it and in fact debunked those claims.

Most every disorder has a genetic underlining. Even type 1 diabetes is partly inherited, and then triggered by certain infections, not vaccines and twin studies show this. Without the 2 things, genetic predisposition and an environmental trigger, there'd be no type 1 diabetes. Type 2 also has a genetic susceptibility and twin studies show this as well. Not vaccines. Cerebral palsy is not caused by vaccines, either. Nice scare tactic there.

Vaccines are a choice. Don't want o vaccinate your children, then don't but expect the consequences of that choice when of all states, Texas is experiencing outbreaks of measles and pertussis, at the same time. 2 infant deaths have occurred already.
That's not fear mongering, that is a fact.
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<quoted text> The UK imbecile spends too much time in his warped little world. He can't ALLOW any information in only that which comes from his bowels only. Zero flexibility in his thought process, typical of a 13 year old sucky-babby.
lol. lol

that is that thought process which made them lose against germans.
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Genetics is not blaming the parent and the only ones who would even claim such a thing are those who cannot handle the possibility that no, they cant sue and yes genes is out of anyones control when it comes to having children. They are the type of people who were expecting a perfect child and seriously cant handle the disabled child they got. It then creates the needs to believe in scams and conspiracies, and be anti social towards others who get in their way of belief. People as such who cannot control their emotions and behavior are very sad people and are the type who will totally have mental breakdown when the evidence points away from their conspiracies.
I do not back up any pharma, and never have. I support science. Without the science to back it up and admitting there is no science to back up his claim, it's just a mere guess that vaccines turn off genes. Yet Winnipeg cant even back up that theory with how and what of the vaccines would do that. First it had to be the MMR. Then the thimerosal, then it had to be the adjuvants. Science doesn't support it and in fact debunked those claims.
Most every disorder has a genetic underlining. Even type 1 diabetes is partly inherited, and then triggered by certain infections, not vaccines and twin studies show this. Without the 2 things, genetic predisposition and an environmental trigger, there'd be no type 1 diabetes. Type 2 also has a genetic susceptibility and twin studies show this as well. Not vaccines. Cerebral palsy is not caused by vaccines, either. Nice scare tactic there.
Vaccines are a choice. Don't want o vaccinate your children, then don't but expect the consequences of that choice when of all states, Texas is experiencing outbreaks of measles and pertussis, at the same time. 2 infant deaths have occurred already.
That's not fear mongering, that is a fact.
HEIN??
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you are too ignorant to understand the vaccines science....in uk, the GSK facility employs over 7000 scientists mostly with PHDs, just to generate antigens to give immunity. do you think they divuldge side-effects of these antigens during clinical phases on lab animal and later on humans. their objective is to bring a new modified vaccine to the market no matter what, otherwise they are jobless.

this is the same company which got fined for fraud
this year for 4 billion dollars. Do you morrons understand the approach of giant prosperous company such as GSK....which advocates forSAVE THE CHILDREN. how dare they! no shame! accused of frauding on one hand, fined billions dollars and still present themselves to ignorant public as life savers....

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One: there's more than one vaccine maker. Two: do you know how many antigens you're exposed to on a daily bases?? Three: What new vaccines??!! Four: Fines relating to something else GSK makes does not equal proof about vaccines!

It's you who doesn't get it. Again, vaccines are by choice. No company would survive if there wasn't supply and demand. The public creates the demand, and the company supplies the product. Thanks to anti vaxxers pointing out those billions, the vast majority of the public clearly does not believe your conspiracy theories.

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