Spectrum Sleep Statistics

Research on sleep in children with autism spectrum disorders shows that:

  • Prevalence of sleep problems is 44-83%, including prolonged time to fall asleep, decreased sleep duration and continuity, and increased arousals and awakenings (Richdale, 1999)
  • IQ does not predict prevalence or severity of sleep concerns in ASD (Richdale, 1999; Patzold, 1998)
  • Studies indicate most common sleep concern is insomnia – difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep
  • Neurochemistry, additional medical issues and environmental conditions all play a role in the child’s sleep


Autism Sleeps provides an effective environmental sleep solution for those on the spectrum. One child at a time, one family at a time. If you and your child are not totally satisfied, we'll take it back.