AUTISM AND PARENTING: 8 TIPS TO COPE WITH CAREGIVER FATIGUE

When I was scrolling through my Facebook feed at Starbucks a few weeks ago, I noticed a friend of mine had shared an article about autism and parenting on her page.

It was about parental fatique, and it really struck a cord with me.

I already knew from experience that sleep deprivation can have some pretty negative effects on mood and behavior and cognitive functioning, but I had no idea there’s a link between autism and poor sleep quality.

I didn’t realize that children on the autism spectrum are more prone to have difficulty falling asleep – and staying asleep – and that they tend to sleep less overall compared to neurotypical kids their age.

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