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A Look At ADHD Sleep Disorders In Children And Adults

Jun 11, 2008
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, also known as (ADHD), is a condition that affects many children today. Some studies indicate that as many as 80% of the children who suffer from this condition also suffer from lack of sleep.

This study has also claimed that out of the top 10 reasons why people can't sleep at night ADHD is one of them. For people that can't sleep due to ADHD is can be so frustrating as they may spend two to three hours in bed before actually nodding off.

A knock on effect of not being able to sleep can set-off other psychological and physiological issues which ultimately can lead to stress and, worse still, the onset of depression. At this moment it time we do not fully understand ADHD sleep disorders and the cause of this behavioural pattern.

Some of the reasons put forth for the causes of ADHD sleep disorders are related to the preservatives and synthetic additives contained in the food we eat. It is believed that these additives can contribute to side effects such as hyperactivity in young children.

Dealing With ADHD Sleep Disorder

If your child is having difficulty focusing on his or her task and he or she is having so much trouble getting some sleep, it would be better for you to consult your doctor. Do not just assume that your child has ADHD sleep disorder if you can't sleep. According to studies, ADHD is not the only cause for lack of sleep, so do not jump into conclusions right away and request for some tests.

Please bear in mind that insomia is a very complex subject and can be caused by a number of different factors. The only way to truely find out what is causing it is to make an appointment to see a specialist Physician.

Should your child be diagnosed as suffering from ADHD sleep disorder you will need to have a discussion with the specialist regarding the different treatments available to you. Your Physician might give you the option of using drugs to treat the condition.

If your Physician shows interest in prescribing treatment in the form of drugs you need to talk to him about the possible side effects that this can have. After all you do not want to be in a position whereby the drugs are causing even more harm to your child.

Ask your doctor how you can help your child relax and focus on his or her tasks. Note that as a parent, you are in the best position to help your child go through this situation and find solutions to the problem.
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