Spectrum Warriors: Life Through The Autism Spectrum

Category Archives: Sleep

Nightlights and Melatonin Suppression

It is well documented that children on the Autism Spectrum have lower then average melatonin levels.┬áMelatonin is a major hormone that is secreted by the pineal gland and controls both sleep and wake cycles. When this is low or suppressed then you will have a child who either has issues falling asleep, staying asleep, or …

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Melatonin and Sleep

If you’ve read my journey, you’ll know that sleep was a privilege in our house. My daughter did not sleep through the night for the first time until she was 14 months old due to severe acid reflux among other things. She gave up napping at 18 months old and on a good night slept …

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