WEIGHTED BLANKETS AND SLEEP IN AUTISTIC CHILDREN - A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL

Donna Costa

Pediatrics. 2014 Aug;134(2):298-306. doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-4285. Epub 2014 Jul 14.

Participants were aged between 5 years and 16 years 10 months, with a confirmed ASD diagnosis and severe sleep problems, refractory to community-based interventions. The interventions were either a commercially available weighted blanket or otherwise identical usual weight blanket (control), introduced at bedtime; each was used for a 2-week period before crossover to the other blanket. 

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