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We all know what it’s like to wake up and wish we had another couple hours’ slumber before beginning our day, but children with cerebral palsy have a hard time falling asleep in the first place.
University of Alberta student Risha Dutt says children with cerebral palsy can benefit from a cozy, quiet and darkened bedroom to help get a good night’s rest. Dutt is studying the link between bedroom conditions and nighttime behaviour, and recently presented her early findings to the Delhi Branch of All India Occupational Therapists’ Association.
“One of the problems people with cerebral palsy often experience is chronic pain. Their muscles are so much more tense,” said Dutt, a rehabilitation science master’s student in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. “When you have pain, you don’t fall asleep as easily. And now we are discovering that when you are not well rested, you feel more pain.”
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