Sleep….. URG! It is a common fact that most people with ADHD struggle with sleep issues. Many find themselves busy at bedtime, often on the internet and simply procrastinate getting to bed. Others get to bed at a reasonable time but are challenged with the non-stop chatter and thoughts in their head. Further research is finding that a significant proportion of individuals with ADHD may experience sleep apnea while other research finds that we are more likely to experience a lesser quality of REM sleep.
At the same time, the research points to the importance and the significant benefits of quality sleep for those of us with ADHD.
The following sleep article does not reference ADHD but it does describe some of the significant side effects of poor sleep hygiene (some of which are common to ADHD). More importantly the article describes 15 things you can do to improve your sleep.
As an ADHD Coach, I encourage my ADHD clients real change begins with awareness. The next step is to take ACTION. I tell my ADHD clients, “If it’s going to be, it’s up to YOU”.
The following is my coaching to the ADHD reader:
Read – 10 Ways to Get Better Sleep