ADHD Bedtime Rituals: Sleep Do's and Don'ts

Think a glass of wine will help wind down your ADHD mind before bed? Wrong! Learn what every adult with attention deficit can do to fall asleep faster and sleep better all night long.

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Don’t: Take certain medications before bedtime. Many over-the-counter pain medications contain a hefty dose of caffeine—as much as a cup of coffee! Certain asthma medications, migraine and cold preparations, and antidepressants may also contribute to sleeplessness.

Do: Get evaluated and/or treated for restless legs syndrome (RLS). The name of this common sleep disorder refers to the "creepy, crawly" sensation in a sufferer's legs, which causes an urge to move and makes it difficult to get to sleep.

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