Children with autism more likely to have sleep problems

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(WILX) - Children with autism are more likely to have sleep problems. That's according to a new study from Children's Hospital of Colorado.

Researchers looked at the sleep habits of nearly 2,000 young children from across the United States. They found kids with autism were twice as likely to have sleep problems than their peers.

Experts say these children often have anxiety, difficulty with transition and differences in melatonin production, which can all interfere with sleep.