How Autism Spectrum Disorder Affects Sleep

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects an ever-increasing number of children and adults each year. Among its many impacts are sleep disturbances, which studies estimate to affect between 40% to 80% of children with ASD.¹

Sleep disturbances — including insomnia, sleep-related anxiety, and sleep fragmentation — are common among adults with ASD and can further exacerbate social communication deficits, lack of concentration, aggression, and hyperactivity.

This guide provides information and resources about the impacts of autism spectrum disorder on sleeping behaviors and effective methods for improving sleep. Read more.