Living with neurological disorders can be full of challenges for both children and adults. The good news is that life with these disorders can still be filled with joy and adventure. It just takes some creative thinking and flexibility to get there, and that’s what I’m here to help with! Visit me on my own site, brittanyfichterwrites.com, if you want to know more!
Tourette Syndrome, despite all the information we’ve gained in the last 15 years, is still a hard topic to find information on. Unfortunately, the media has chosen to pick out the parts of the disorder that it deems funny, and the rest of the information seems tucked away in textbooks on dusty corners of doctors’ desks.
Well, no more. Here is the fifth of 10 questions that touch on topics I’ve talked about with parents of children (and individuals) with Tourettes multiple times. You want a quick, easy answer to share with someone who doesn’t understand? Hopefully, I’ll have it right here as part of this series!
In case you missed them, here are links to the first four parts:
Also, if you want more information about a certain topic, I’ve linked related posts underneath each answer. My related posts will have more sources that you can look up on the topic if you so desire.
Do People Tic in Their Sleep?
I’ve never personally experienced tics (that I’m aware of) while sleeping, but that doesn’t mean they disappear at night for everyone. Rather, my problem is just getting to sleep. It’s like trying to fall asleep with a 5-year-old poking you all over. An interesting fact from the National Institutes of Health is that around 80 percent of people with Tourettes are reported to have sleep disorders.
For more information, see: How Tourettes Affects Sleep