Why ADHD Children Don't Sleep—and What You Can Do About It

Better sleep leads to better control of ADHD symptoms for children. Here are parent-tested solutions for a good night's rest.

The Sleep-Deprived ADHD Household

Getting a good night’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 doesn’t take much to figure out what’s going on here: When children are awake, it’s hard for parents to get any shuteye.
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