What about adhd and sleep?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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The three types of ADHD are known as....​

Inattentive Type, Hyperactive Type and Combined Type.  Although children's symptoms can surface at the age of three, most are diagnosed around the school-age of seven

Key ADHD Indicators

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  • Inability to sustain attention for long periods of time
  • Hyperactive behavior
  • Challenges with listening 
  • Trouble following multi-step instructions
  • Forgetfulness
  • Difficulty with organizing, planning, and staying on tasks
  • Increased risk for lower sleep quantity and less sleep quality than children without ADHD

Benefits of Good Sleep Hygiene are...

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Improved sleep translates to healthier outcomes overall.  Kids especially are more alert, attentive, less susceptible to being easily aggravated or irritated.  Good sleep does wonders for cognitive functions such as information processing, memory, and attention. 

Good Sleep Hygiene Consists of:

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  • Go to bed and wake up in the morning at the same time everyday
  • Avoid stimulating activity 1 hour before going to bed (i.e., watching television, playing video games, etc.)
  • Avoid eating right before going to bed
  • Dim lights and engage relaxation activities 1-1 1/2 hours prior to bedtime 
  • Develop a routine