In the News
A new study is showing that “Clock gene mutation found to contribute to the development of autism.
Who’s this for:
- for anyone who has autism.
- for anybody in your life who has autism.
- for anybody who’s just interested in autism.
What are some points I should focus on?
We’ve known for some time now… people with autism have a difficult time with sleep.
A new study is showing that people with autism may have a mutation in their clock genes. Clock genes help set our circadian rhythm.
What should I do next?
Issues like reflux & obstructive sleep apnea can also lead to sleeping problems for people with autism. These issues also need to be assessed and treated.
Keep in mind: this study doesn’t prove that all sleeping problems in people with autism are happening because of mutations in their clock genes.
Ask your doctor about the: M-CHAT-R Test. Take it here.
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