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Electronic Media + Boys with ASD = Less Sleep

Date Published: 
November 26, 2013

Boys who have a television or computer in their bedrooms get less sleep than those who don't, and that's particularly true for boys with autism spectrum disorder. According to a small study published in the journal Pediatrics, school-aged boys with autism got less sleep than boys who were developing typically, or who had Attention-Deficiti/Hyperactivity Disorder, when they had access to electronic media in their bedrooms. Boys with autism who had access to video games in their rooms also got less sleep than the other boys. Return to News section.