View Full Version : Didn't sleep well & Adderall doesn't seem as effective today. Experiences?

02-06-17, 10:06 AM
I've been on a really good path with my dose and found a great balance between how much I take per day, proper supplements, healthy food, etc.

However, today my meds seem to not be working as well and I didn't really change anything except for the fact that I didn't get great sleep. I went to bed MAYBE 2 hours later than normal, and am not a deep sleeper to begin with but, it's not like I pulled an all nighter and kept redosing. My meds worked wonderfully all weekend but today I feel sluggish. I take a generous amount of supplements with my meds and the night before. Perhaps these in addition to lack of sleep is what the culprit is?

TL;DR Two main questions: 1. Does anyone have experience with 1 night of poor sleep ruining effects of meds? I can understand tolerance building and that being a possibility but literally yesterday the meds were 100% effective. 2. If I take a little extra today, will that totally throw my tolerance off? and only worsen the problem for tomorrow?

02-06-17, 12:37 PM
Do 60 push-ups and you'll be fine soon after. Your circumstances don't warrant an increase in dose. You just need to do 60 push-ups.

02-06-17, 01:39 PM
If 60 push-ups helps, good.

You're right - it doesn't work without sleep. Don't take any extra medication. It's pointless to do so. To actually fix this problem, sleep. :)

02-06-17, 01:44 PM
No ADHD med works properly if you don’t get proper sleep and maintain good sleep hygiene.

And extra won’t help with that, and has other undesirable consequences.


Little Missy
02-06-17, 05:26 PM
Or, wash your face and slap on some mascara!

02-07-17, 11:51 AM
Never heard of the 60 push ups before.....
Lack of sleep makes my meds useless.