Many adults with attention deficit disorder (ADHD) complain of restless nights and exhausted mornings. Sometimes, ADHD medications cause adverse reactions, other times a turbo-speed brain keeps you up. Just as there is no one reason for ADHD-related sleep disturbances, there is no one solution that works for everyone. Here are a handful of options from ADDitude’s experts…
Adjust Your ADHD Medication
On the other hand, some ADHD experts believe that taking a stimulant 45 minutes before bedtime can shut off buzzing brains. "About two-thirds of my adult patients take a full dose of their ADHD medication every night to fall asleep," says William Dodson, M.D., a psychiatrist based in Denver.
This article comes from the Spring 2009 issue of ADDitude.
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