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.
Sleep disorders are very common for both children and adults with ADHD. While this slide show does not address ADHD specifically, it does provide good information regarding sleep disorders that will benefit those of us with ADHD. Take a look and see what you think… View Slideshow More ADHD sleep articles Sleep is a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
We all know that what you eat can effect your ADHD in both positive and negative ways. In fact, it’s no surprise that caffeine can hurt your sleep — but so can alcohol. View the following slide show to learn which foods to avoid to get a good night’s rest. View Slideshow ›Continue Reading... No Comments.
Sleep disorders often disrupt attention deficit treatment in children and adults. Expert ADHD sleep advice for catching zzz’s quicker, staying asleep better, and waking up healthier.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Kept awake by a buzzing brain or a faulty sense of time? These strategies are a great start for putting ADHD symptoms to bed. by Nancy Ratey, Ed.M. It’s no joke. Most individuals with ADHD suffer from sleep related problems. Sometimes we struggle just to get to bed at a reasonable hour, other times our […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Wired, Tired and Sleep Deprived