by Dr. Michael Breus I’ve been interested for a long time in the relationship between ADHD and sleep, and particularly in the risk of misdiagnosis of ADHD for what may be sleep problems. In both adults and children with ADHD, sleep problems are common—often significantly more common than in the general population. What’s more, the symptoms of sleeplessness […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
BY WILLIAM DODSON, M.D. Sleep disturbances caused by ADHD have been overlooked for a number of reasons, including the late age of onset. But recent studies confirm that ADD does not go away at night. Here, understand the ADHD and sleep link and its most common manifestations. Plus, get tips for winding down quicker, staying asleep […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Angela Horn Missing out on a good night’s shut eye is enough to make anyone grumpy. We all want to wake up feeling well rested and ready for the day, but that doesn’t always happen. There are numerous common sleep problems that could keep you up at night. Some, like staying up too late […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Ariana Eujung 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. Read the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By William Dodson, MD 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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The holiday season might have many parents searching out for an ADHD holiday survival guide. So many changes happen during the holidays, that oftentimes sticking to your ADHD management quickly goes out the window. You have parties to go to and decorations to put up, and schedules change. All these things can add up to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.