View Full Version : Sleep Disturbances common to ADHD

09-27-11, 07:45 PM
I found this interesting article about sleep (or lack there of) and ADHD and thought others might enjoy it as well.

I found this particular part to be interesting:

More than 80 percent of adults with ADHD in my practice report multiple awakenings until about 4 a.m. Then they fall into "the sleep of the dead," from which they have extreme difficulty rousing themselves.
They sleep through two or three alarms, as well as the attempts of family members to get them out of bed. ADHD sleepers ( are commonly irritable, even combative, when roused before they are ready. Many of them say they are not fully alert until noon.

I know that alot of people (myself included) have expressed that it takes a crowbar and a stick of dynamite to get out of bed in the morning.

What I didn't really think about was the difficulty staying asleep until about 4am when you fall into a deep sleep. And that being the reason you want to hit the snooze button with a sledge hammer.

Now that I think about it, I really don't get solidly to sleep until 4am. I wake up a bunch of times between going to bed and 4am. And I know this is going to sound a bit daft, but I didn't really think of it as abnormal until this article. It's just the way I am and I really don't have anyone elses sleep patterns to compare my own to (normal as compared to what?).

Does anyone else have this problem?