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ADHD, Sleep, and Me: It’s Complicated

Getting to the bottom of sleep problems will, at the very least, help you better manage ADHD symptoms. If you're anything like me — who lived with undiagnosed sleep apnea until adulthood — it may save your life.

2 Comments: ADHD, Sleep, and Me: It’s Complicated

  1. It’s always amazing, and often overwhelming, to read someone saying the exact things that are going on in my life. Particularly this: “Fatigue overwhelmed me, as if my brain were barreling into shutdown mode. Digging my pen into my leg until it hurt, even puncturing the skin a bit, seemed reasonable — a defibrillator, if you will. I wanted to pay attention; I physically could not.” Thanks for this article. I got my sleep apnea diagnosis right as the covid nonsense started, so I haven’t been able to go get a CPAP device yet. Hopefully I can go soon.

  2. Wow, this is exactly my same situation. Diagnosed with restless legs and sleep apnea in 2015, septoplasty in 2016, and finally diagnosed with ADHD-PI in 2018. Still trying to find the right combinations of CPAP, stimulants, and RLS meds. It’s a struggle, and absolutely the nights where I haven’t slept well, the ADHD symptoms are far more severe the next day.

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