1. Avoid Caffeine
No snacks or drinks that contain caffeine, such as chocolate and soda pop, after 4 pm.
2. Set a Bedtime
3. Make Bedtime Fun
Give your child a 10-minute warning, and then use that 10 minutes as a wind-down period. Choose a relaxing activity, such as listening to music, singing or reading, before putting your child to bed.
4. Use Relaxation Techniques
5. Keep a Sleep Diary
Keep a daily log of your ADHD child’s sleep habits. Note when he goes to bed, when he wakes up, and whether he sleeps through the night.
If you suspect your child is having serious sleep problems, talk to your doctor about getting a sleep evaluation.