AUTHORS: Bartakovičová, K., Keményová, P., Siklenková, L., Ostatníková, D., Babinská, K..

ABSTRACT: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disability that can result in a high social, emotional and behavioural dysfunction. Sleep disturbances occur often in children with ASD. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the recent findings about this common comorbidity in children with ASD. We focused on types of sleep disorders, assessment methods, possible biological, psychological and behavioural risk factors of sleep problems as well as the effects of sleep disorders on the core symptoms of ASD. Finally, the most successful intervention strategies are indicated that have potential to improve the quality of life of children with ASD and their families.

Activitas Nervosa Superior Rediviva. – Roč. 61, č. 2 (2019), s. 41-48. – ISSN (print) 1337-933X