I have been doing quite a bit of research and have found there is some links between a Chiari and Aspberger's/ADHD, etc. I am going to pursue this with my neurologist/neurosurgeon because i have a 12 yo. with this issue and he doesn't sleep at night w/out meds (and still fights the sleep). What have other "heard" or "experienced" about this situation?
There are many Neurological disorders with crossover symptoms. I have discussed this on several different Ben's Friends Neurological forums with other Members. Definitely discuss this with your son's NL. A lot of Chiarians that I have talked to both adults and parents take sleeping medications. One toddler was taking the same dose of Trazodone I take nightly & had to sleep upright in a car seat. There are though links to every Neurological Disorder. Many don't know Chiarians can develop Ataxia & I didn't until I asked the experts from The Rare Genomic Institute during a podcast about a connection, since Ataxia is a Cerebellum based Disorder. The actual Podcast is on our Main Page if you are interested in listening. It also caused my Cranial Nerve Disorder. Then there are many related disorders.