Sleep Disorders and ADHD/ADD in ChildrenAbout one quarter to one-half of parents with children diagnosed with ADHD that their children are suffering from sleep problems, too. Compared to kids without ADHD, children with ADHD are two to three times more prone to experience sleep problems.
Causes of Sleep Problems in Children with ADHD/ADDThese specific causes can cause sleep problems to arise from ADHD in children:
- Interruptions with sleeping routines leading to bedtime resistance
- Stimulants in some medications used to treat ADHD
- Coexisting conditions such as anxiety and depression that exist with ADHD.
Common Sleep Disorders For ChildrenSince ADHD is related to sleep disorders and sleep disorders can also result in similar symptoms of ADHD, diagnosing these sleep disorders is recommended. The most common sleep disorders for children with ADHD are:
- Sleep Disordered Breathing. This is a serious set of disorders that includes snoring, Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS: chronic airway obstruction ) and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA: frequent pauses in breathing while sleeping).
- Daytime sleepiness
- Restless sleep
- Insomnia – a learned inability to fall and/or stay asleep.
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