“Sleep Solutions for the ADHD Brain” [Video Replay & Podcast #308]

Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#308), and download the slide presentation for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on June 2, 2020.

Episode Description

Research shows that three-quarters of adults and children with ADHD have problems sleeping. Sleep disturbances and disorders are one of the most common comorbidities associated with ADHD. Existing research suggests an overlap between the symptoms and features of ADHD and the neurobehavioral and neurocognitive effects of sleep disorders. ADHD affects the quality of sleep, and poor sleep adversely affects ADHD symptoms — it is a vicious cycle.

Making diagnosis and treatment more challenging for clinicians is the fact that sleep disorders can mimic ADHD. Listen and learn from Dr. Mark Stein about:

  • The prevalence of specific sleep problems related to ADHD in children, adolescents, and adults
  • Reasons why children with ADHD are poor sleepers and resist sleep
  • Methods of assessing sleep problems
  • The effects of stimulant and non-stimulant medications on sleep
  • Behavioral and environmental strategies to improve sleep in ADHD families
  • Strategies for managing stimulant-exacerbated insomnia

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Meet the Expert Speaker

Mark Stein, Ph.D., directs the PEARL (Program to Enhance Attention, Regulation, and Learning) Clinic at Seattle Children’s Hospital and is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and pediatrics at the University of Washington. Dr. Stein received CHADD’s lifetime achievement award in 2018. An active clinician and researcher, Dr. Stein has studied the impact of ADHD treatment on sleep. | See expert’s full bio »

Listener Testimonials

  • “I enjoyed the session for supporting clients in finding  solutions for sleeping.”
  • “The webinar was very informative. The tips on sleep hygiene were very helpful.”
  • “The accessibility of your speakers is really generous – thank you!”
  • “Presenter was very informative and realistic!  I loved how he responded to questions!”
  • “Excellent scientific based information! Thank you!”

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