End the 'I Can't Sleep' Cycle of Exhaustion
Kids with ADHD are four times less likely to fall asleep quickly and stay in bed all night. Why? Many of the same regions of the brain regulate both attention and sleep. You can't change your child's ADHD â€” but you can help her sleep better by following this routine.
The Sleep-Deprived ADHD Household
Getting a good nightâ€™s sleep can be a big problem for ADHD families. A British research study shows that three times as many children with ADHD have difficulty falling or staying asleep and 57 percent of the parents of ADHD children slept less than six hours. More than half of the kids got up four times during the night. Almost half woke up before 6:00 a.m. It doesnâ€™t take much to figure out whatâ€™s going on here: When children are awake, itâ€™s hard for parents to get any shuteye.