Sleep Can Improve ADHD Symptoms

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A randomized Australian trial of 250 children with ADHD, most taking stimulants, and all experiencing moderate-to-severe sleep problems found a behavioral sleep intervention program resulted in significantly better improvements in parent-reported ADHD symptoms than the usual care group. Sleep problems, behavior, memory, and quality of life were all improved. Families were educated on normal sleep, sleep cycles, and sleep hygiene; then given a behavioral sleep plan.

PositiveTip: Just 10 minutes longer sleep per day can make a big difference in the ADHD child and the family.