Five scientists describe the biggest challenges they face in solving sleep problems in people with autism.
Children with autism who have sleep problems are often distracted, hyperactive, irritable and aggressive.
Exposure to certain types of light at night may exacerbate sleep issues among people with autism.
A new formulation of the hormone melatonin seems to improve sleep in some children with autism.
Autism researchers and funding agencies should turn their attention to sleep in autism — and its many connections to health, mood and behavior.
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