Ask the Experts

Is ADHD the Reason I Sleep Around the Clock?

“I need excessive amounts of sleep — up to 12 hours a night plus daytime naps. Is this a symptom of attention deficit, or of a coexisting condition like depression?”

A: Your need for more-than-average sleep at night, plus daytime naps, is not the result of ADHD. Something else is going on in your life – perhaps depression or other stresses.

You should see a mental health professional to find the cause.