By Terry Gross The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark. “Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain,” Walker says. “Many people […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Jennifer Lea Reynolds It’s a common chicken-and-egg question: Is it sleeplessness that may be causing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or is it ADHD that’s causing sleeplessness? Experts who gathered in September for the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology Congress in Paris examined prior research on the topic, pointing to a strong association between sleep issues […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Joel Nigg, Ph.D. Dubbed “hyperkinetic disorder” 50 years ago, ADHD was first associated with hyperactivity and weak impulse control alone. Since then — and particularly over the last decade — our understanding of the condition has blossomed; we now know that its symptoms range from inattention to self-regulation to emotional sensitivity and beyond. Growing […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Devon Frye, Anni Layne Rodgers There are more treatment options available for ADHD than ever before. Which ones are people using, and are they finding them effective? We wanted to find out the answers, so we asked you, our readers, in an exclusive ADDitude survey. What we discovered from the more than 4,000 responses […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Ariana Eunjung Cha Over the past two decades, U.S. parents and teachers have reported epidemic levels of children with trouble focusing, impulsive behavior and so much energy that they are bouncing off walls. Educators, policymakers and scientists have referred to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, as a national crisis and have spent billions of dollars looking into its cause. They’ve looked at […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Gina Pera “My husband insists he’s going to bed at 10 each night,” says Christine, “but that’s actually when he starts thinking about it. It’s midnight or later before Jake is in bed, and we must be up at 5 in the morning.” Christine is sleep-deprived, too, because of Jake’s disruptive restlessness. Mari […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
When it comes to sleep, it’s not just quantity that matters—it’s quality. How you feel during your waking hours often hinges on how well you sleep. Similarly, the cure for daytime fatigue and sleep difficulties can often be found in your daily routine and lifestyle choices. Experiment with the following tips to find the ones […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By William Dodson, M.D. For many adults and children with attention deficit disorder, the thought of falling asleep easily, staying asleep through the night, and then waking up easily — and refreshed — seems but a dream. ADHD adults know that their sleep can be disturbed by mental and physical restlessness, and that it can […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Diana Vilibert Some of us spring out of bed seconds after the alarm sounds, full of energy and ready to take on the day. Others…well, they need a little extra push before they’re ready to take on the day (or even the coffee machine). If your iPhone’s ringtones aren’t cutting it, check out these […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
In our busy, modern lives, we’ve lost touch with our physicality, our connection to the Earth and our natural cycles — including sleep. But spring is coming —a welcome reminder of the rhythms of nature. Just as the earth comes back to life, so do we “come alive,” waking up renewed and emerging from the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.