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sleep disorders

Sleep disorders are usually classified by type, including insomnia, sleep apnea, narcoplepsy and others.  Go to this site to read the definition about each sleep disorder.

Sleep disorders are also associated with individuals who have been diagnosed as autistic.  You will find articles online about moms and their home remedies for helping their autistic children sleep.  Some use massage, tickling and bear hugs or learning time to focus the brain for a good night's rest.

Another helpful remedy is the use of sensory integration products such as Sensory Swings or The Floating Bed.  See pictures on the right.

More information:

"Sleep is absolutely essential for normal, healthy function. Scientists and medical professionals do not fully understand this complicated, necessary, physiological phenomenon. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, about 40 million people in the United States suffer from chronic long-term sleep disorders each year and an additional 20 million people suffer occasional sleep problems....."

"One-third of all adult Americans--about 50 million people--complain about their sleep. Some sleep too little, some fitfully, and some too much. Although one-third of our lives is spent asleep, most of us don't know much about sleep, not even our own. We don't even know exactly why we sleep, other than--like an overnight battery recharge--sleep promotes daytime alertness. Sleep problems profoundly disturb both sleeping and waking life. What is the significance of these problems and what can be done about them? Recent scientific research is beginning to provide some of the answers....."

This article explains restless sleep and autism.

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Sensory integration with this amazing floating bed!

Floating Bed

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Sensory Swings


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