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TOPIC: 10 Tips For Better Sleep With ADHD

10 Tips For Better Sleep With ADHD 03 May 2013 22:11 #127

10 Tips For Better Sleep With ADHD
Posted May 2, 2013 by Dennis Thompson Jr. medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH

Many children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, have problems getting good quality sleep. The disorder makes it difficult for children to fall asleep and then sleep deeply, especially if they are affected by other sleep conditions, such as snoring and sleep apnea.

Studies estimate that between half and three-quarters of children with ADHD experience sleep problems. These problems can include:

Snoring and Sleep Apnea – Habitual snoring is three times more common in people with ADHD than in those with other psychiatric disorders. Snoring can also be a sign of sleep apnea, which is when a person stops breathing for very short periods of time while asleep. Sleep apnea disturbs restful sleep, often without the person being aware of it.

Restless Leg Syndrome – As many as one in four children with ADHD will experience this condition, in which their legs move and jerk to relieve perceived discomfort.


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