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He has ADHD. What can I expect about his sleep?

By BabySleepAdmin 8 years ago

He has ADHD. What can I expect about his sleep?

Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may experience sleep problems such as frequent movements during sleep or daytime sleepiness. On the other hand, behaviors associated with ADHD, such as inattention or difficulty focusing, can also been seen in children with sleep problems. So, if you think your child may have ADHD, be sure to get a thorough evaluation that takes any sleep difficulties into consideration. Start by talking to your primary care provider. Keep in mind that treatment for ADHD overall can help to resolve sleep issues; however, some medications used to treat ADHD can affect sleep. That said, be sure to continue to discuss sleep issues with your child’s doctor, even when ADHD is being treated.

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