“Why Am I Always So Tired? The Latest Science on Improving Sleep in Children and Teens with ADHD” [Video Replay & Podcast #351]

Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#351), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on April 21, 2021.

Episode Description

Insufficient sleep and sleep problems are very common in children and teens with ADHD. In fact, half of parents of children with ADHD say that their child has moderate or severe problems getting enough rest. In adolescence, sleep can become more disrupted as biological changes affect circadian function and teens take more control of their sleep habits and schedule.

Insufficient or poor sleep is linked to daytime impairments in children with ADHD: severe inattention, depression, and poorer quality of life and daily functioning. Thankfully, we now have research to help parents better understand the link between ADHD and sleep, and to tap into effective treatments.

Dr. Stephen Becker will dive into the latest research on sleep challenges in children with ADHD and will share evidence-based principles for solving them.

In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • The prevalence and types of sleep problems in youth with ADHD
  • How shortened sleep duration may cause daytime problems for children and teens
  • How sleep problems may present differently in children and teens
  • Cognitive and behavioral strategies to improve sleep in children and teens

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Obtain a Certificate of Attendance

If you attended the live webinar on April 21, 2021, watched the video replay, or listened to the podcast, you may purchase a certificate of attendance option (cost: $10). Note: ADDitude does not offer CEU credits. Click here to purchase the certificate of attendance option »

Meet the Expert Speaker

Stephen P. Becker, Ph.D., is an associate professor of pediatrics in the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Becker has authored or co-authored over 175 publications on ADHD, sleep, and sluggish cognitive tempo in children and adolescents. Dr. Becker is the editor of ADHD in Adolescents: Development, Assessment, and Treatment, published by Guilford Press. | See expert’s full bio »

Listener Testimonials

“Dr. Becker seemed helpful and approachable. I really enjoyed his slide that compared sleeping to recharging a battery.”

“Thank you! It’s so helpful to have some proven strategies to help combat sleep problems. Looking forward to implementing a bit more structure to our routine.”

“This session was very enriching and educating in terms of medication and the sleep schedule or routine.”

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