How to Overcome Sleep Issues When You Have ADHD - Kidaura


How to Overcome Sleep Issues When You Have ADHD


Published by Madhushree

7 months ago

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a common neurodevelopmental disorder. It is a condition that can usually be diagnosed in childhood and may last throughout one’s life. Symptoms of ADHD include hyperactivity, inactivity, difficulty paying attention, and impulsivity.

Hyperactivity is usually associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). But hyperactivity can also be caused by many other things, including medications or mental or physical illness. It is a term used to describe person’s who excessively talk, move around, fidget, have lesser attention span and may behave impulsively.

When diagnosed with ADHD, sleep becomes an issue. They tend to have difficulty falling asleep, having continuous hours of sleep, inability to wake up refreshed, etc.

It is important for everyone to get a good night’s rest to have an active and refreshed day. ADHD symtoms can increase in intensity if the person has not rested their mind and body well. This can often be a trigger to disturb the person’s sleep the following day. There are various reasons as to why sleep disturbances can be caused when diagnosed with ADHD, however we must give attention to the problem by understanding how it can be tackled, and what can be done to overcome those issues.

The experts in the field thoroughly believe that sleep interventions can be useful to not only help reduce sleep issues, but also aims at reducing other symptoms of ADHD.

  • Follow a routine for bed time and a good sleep routine
  • Cut down of food/drink containing caffeine, sugar and alcohol while its close to bed time
  • Provide yourself with a clean, quiet and dark room
  • Make sure to sleep and wake up at the same time daily
  • Boost your self with exercise and good amount of sunlight during the day
  • Add short 10 minute exercise like walking, jumping, wall push ups during the bed time routine

These can be some strategies children and adults will be able to follow. In order to overcome and deal with sleep issues, one must have a consistent routine, allowing you to become a better version of yourself. It not only helps your mind and body rest, it can also help tacking certain disturbing ADHD symptoms.

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