It follows a Dutch-American villager in colonial America named Rip Van Winkle who meets mysterious Dutchmen, imbibes their liquor and falls asleep in the Catskill Mountains. He awakes 20 years later to a very changed world, having missed the American Revolution. Inspired by a conversation on nostalgia with his American expatriate brother-in-law, Irving wrote the story while temporarily living in Birmingham , England. While the story is set in New York 's Catskill Mountains near where Irving later took up residence, he admitted, "When I wrote the story, I had never been on the Catskills.
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Please enter your location to help us display the correct information for your area. Over half of children with autism — and possibly as many as four in five — have one or more chronic sleep problems. Many adults on the spectrum likewise have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep through the night. These sleep issues tend to worsen behavioral challenges, interfere with learning and decrease overall quality of life. Researchers with the Autism Speaks ATN have extensively researched sleep and its influence on health, behavior and other areas of life.