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ERIC Number: EJ1069676
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Brief Report: Influence of Physical Activity on Sleep Quality in Children with Autism
Wachob, David; Lorenzi, David G.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n8 p2641-2646 Aug 2015
Sleep-related problems are often documented in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). This study examined physical activity as a variable that might influence sleep quality in children with ASD. Ten children, ages 9-16 years, were asked to wear accelerometer devices for 7 days in order to track objective measures of activity and sleep quality. Parents of the children also completed the Child's Sleep Habits Questionnaire and maintained a daily sleep log while their child wore the device. This study demonstrated that though over half of the children were identified as having at least one sleep-related problem, their activity levels were significantly related to their sleep patterns. Specifically, the more physically active children had overall higher sleep quality.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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