ADDitude ADHD Experts Podcast

Listen to “Time for Bed! Sleep Solutions for the ADHD Brain” with Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D.

Adults and children with ADHD often struggle with sleep for many reasons, everything from circadian rhythm and neurological abnormalities to engaging in overstimulating activities late at night. Tune in to listen as Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., offers explanations and solutions.

woman sleep in eye patch in grey bed. copy space
woman sleep in eye patch in grey bed. copy space

Listen to “Time for Bed! Sleep Solutions for the ADHD Brain” with Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D.

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People with attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD) often struggle with sleep — whether it is difficulty falling asleep, trouble staying asleep, problems waking up, or issues staying awake during the day. Serious sleep disorders are common in children and adults with ADHD. The reasons for these sleep challenges are many, everything from circadian rhythm and neurological abnormalities to engaging in common ADHD behaviors like overstimulating activities late at night.

Studies show that poor or insufficient sleep exacerbates ADHD symptoms. Assessing your sleep status and developing ADHD-friendly interventions for sleep problems and disorders are essential. We will use the latest research to shed light on the unique challenges of the ADHD brain and the critical importance of sleep to healthy brain development in children and teens. You will learn how other ADHD patients struggled and overcame sleep disorders, and hear about the speaker’s own experience with sleep apnea.

Listener testimonials:

  • “Detailed, thorough, and lively presentation.”
  • “The Dr. gave an informative and clear presentation; covered a lot of ground!”
  • “Such an empathetic presentation. Thank you!”
  • “Bring him back as often as you can! I learned more from him in one hour than I was taught in a lifetime. Thank you!”

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Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., is a member of the ADDitude ADHD Medical Review Panel.

This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on September 25, 2019. ADDitude thanks our sponsors for supporting our webinars. Sponsorship has no influence on speaker selection or webinar content.

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Note on audio quality: This podcast is a recording of a webinar series. The audio has been captured from live conversations (sometimes over a telephone), not recorded in a studio. Register to participate in the live webinars at: additude.com/webinars/


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Updated on April 14, 2020

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