Why Sleep is Complicated With ADHD

Updated: 3 days ago

BY IZABELLA HELBIN


Sleep is essential for your ability to focus and concentrate, beneficial to mood and overall health and well-being. It has been shown that sleep reduces the risk of severe health problems, reduces stress and overall initiates a healthier lifestyle. Everyone needs 7-9 hours of sleep nightly to feel well and productive.

 

Many individuals with ADHD do not get enough sleep.

ADHD sleep problems may be a side effect of medication, problems with arousal, alertness, and regulation circuits in the brain. Daytime sleepiness plays a massive role for women with ADHD in their daily lives. Some people judge them for sleeping at inappropriate times throughout the day without realizing it is hard to avoid. Individuals with ADHD with sleep deprivation may feel constantly grumpy, restless, irritated and tired. Then, these new challenges have been linked to more difficulties in everyday behaviour. How does ADHD cause this sleeplessness?

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