Sleep Problems Common Among Kids with ADHD
Sleep Problems Common Among Kids With ADHD
Lots of tots aren't getting enough sleep. And for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), lack of adequate ZZZs is a prevalent problem that affects their daily lives and their parents', reports a new study.
Analyzing the sleep habits of 239 Australian children with ADHD (ages 5 to 18, 90% of whom were boys) researchers found that nearly three-quarters of the kids had sleep problems, with almost half experiencing moderate to severe issues like:
The researchers say sleep problems among kids with ADHD are so common, and affect them (and their parents) so greatly, that modifying sleep habits should be a primary part of the ADHD treatment plan — that "sleep intervention" could even "reduce the need for medication in some children."
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