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Yeah, it’s by no means universal to have any specific symptom. I, for one, do not have trouble with punctuality (I am more time blind to the past than the future), but I do lose and forget stuff, lose my cool a lot over little things, and make many careless mistakes and clumsy shortcuts. And I sleep neither lightly nor heavily most of the time, although I was a poor sleeper in early childhood, and once I do wake up I often have trouble going back to sleep between my stomach and my brain if I’m awake for over 5 minutes or so. (I usually get hungry if up too long.) Oh, and a mosquito buzzing in my ear at night will leave me in war mode until I kill it.

It sounds like you are a hyperactive adult, retaining more of that side of symptoms than most.

It’s actually my OCD-without-the-C husband who’s the heaviest sleeper I know, and my neurotypical older sister is the lightest. So you never know. You only need 5 or 6 DSM symptoms in just one of 2 lists of 9 to be diagnosed, and sleeping too much isn’t one of them, while a restless mind is a variant of squirmy hyperactivity which is. I even wonder if trouble getting up is related to the depression that many but not all ADHD adults develop.