Many children and adults with ADHD, particularly those affected by hyperactivity (busy body and busy brain) have sleeping difficulties. Mainly with falling asleep but, in some cases, staying asleep for a restorative length of time. Even moderate sleep deprivation — losing less than one hour per night of sleep — can affect the academic performance of children with ADHD.
Creating a consistent sleep routine and environment can help but for parents of children with ADHD structuring bedtime can be a constant struggle. Tiredness will exacerbate the symptoms of ADHD and affect their daily life.
If sleep issues are causing a problem it is important to seek advice from a professional with experience in sleep hygiene.
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