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Sleep Problems Common in ADHD Kids

An Australian study of over 200 families has found that children with ADHD often have difficulty sleeping. It's a problem that affects not only the child, but his caregivers as well.
"Moderate or severe sleep problems were associated with poorer psychosocial quality of life and daily functioning of the child. Compared with children without sleep problems, those with moderate or severe problems were more likely to miss or be late for school."
Caregivers of ADHD children with sleep problems were more likely to have poor mental health. Fortunately, sleep problems can be addressed without giving the child additional medication. Set aside time to talk to your child about her day, stick to a bedtime routine, and offer choices before bedtime ("What story would you like to read?", "What stuffed animal would you like to take to bed?") Source: Reuters

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Labels: sleep, studies, quality_of_life

Posted By: Aspen Education Group