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6 Ways to Get More Sleep

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:41+00:00 October 1st, 2012|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Depression/Anxiety, Health, Note to self..., Organizing, Sleep|Tags: , , , , , , |

How well are you your sleep patterns? Do you wake up feeling refreshed in the mornings or do you find your eyes battling the sunlight due to a slumber-less night? Well rest assured that peace on your pillow will be what you can look forward to with these 6 steps to a better night's rest. Rest [...]

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Moderate sleep loss impairs vigilance and sustained attention in children with ADHD

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:46+00:00 March 7th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Parenting, Research, School, Sleep|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2011-03-04) -- A new study indicates that the ability of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to remain vigilant and attentive deteriorated significantly after losing less than one hour of nightly sleep for a week. "Moderate sleep restriction leads to a detectable negative impact on the neurobehavioral functioning of children with ADHD and healthy controls, [...]

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Alcohol’s disruptive effects on sleep may be more pronounced among women

By | 2016-10-05T06:45:49+00:00 February 16th, 2011|Categories: Addiction, Gender, Research|Tags: , , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2011-02-15) -- Researchers have known for decades that alcohol can initially deepen sleep during the early part of the night but then disrupt sleep during the latter part of the night; this is called a "rebound effect." A new study of the influence of gender and family history of alcoholism on sleep has found that [...]

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ADHD and Sleep Difficulties in Children

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:48+00:00 January 12th, 2010|Categories: ADHD, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |

The study: Fifteen children with ADHD and 23 children without ADHD (7 to 12 years old) had their sleep monitored by a polysomnography device (see "Glossary" below) and parents completed sleep questionnaires. Children were not on medication, were in good health, and did not have any caffeine for seven days prior to the study. Children were [...]

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Beating Jet Lag

By | 2017-01-16T08:24:54+00:00 January 7th, 2010|Categories: ADHD, Travel|Tags: , , , , |

1. Drink plenty of water. I'm not just talking about the little cups of water the attendants give you. Buy some water (preferably 2 bottles) once you pass the security checkpoint. Flying can dehydrate you, so drink up. 2. Speaking of drinking up, skip drinking any alcohol on the plane. You may think it will help [...]

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Study finds that stimulant meds improve ADHD sleep

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:13+00:00 June 30th, 2008|Categories: ADHD, Medication, Research|Tags: , , , |

Stimulant medication reduced sleep latency (the amount of time between going to bed and falling asleep), and reduced the amount of times people awoke in the middle of the night.  Study participants also reported improvement with their sleep pattern.  They felt they were more refreshed upon awakening.  Study subjects took methylphenidate twice a day. It could [...]

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ADHD and sleep difficulties

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:14+00:00 June 4th, 2008|Categories: ADHD, Research|Tags: , , , |

In a study by Sung, et al. (2008), it was found that 73% of children with ADHD have difficulties sleeping. The study also found that children with sleep difficulties had a poorer quality of life, and they were more likely to miss school. Parents of children with sleep problems were more likely to be late to [...]

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Sleep apnea can cause ADHD symptoms

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:50+00:00 February 6th, 2008|Categories: ADHD|Tags: , |

Sleep apnea can lead to hyperactivity in preschoolers. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22881407/ I ask all of my patients/clients about symptoms of sleep apnea. It's amazing how many medical issues are tied to sleep apnea and chronic sleep deprivation.

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