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does sleep help your adhd?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Adhd: Yes sleep may help adhd.
Answered on Mar 24, 2015
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Abdolutely: In fact, a steady sleeping regimen should be part of your treatment plan and it will help with both concentration and any mood liability you may have as well. Work on sleep hygiene for best results as well.
Answered on Jul 23, 2020
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Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Yes: An adequate amount of sleep is important for focusing, concentration and school performance, in combination with an appropriate diet, especially breakfast. Inadequate amount of sleep can interfere with focus and attention and may mimic symptoms of ADHD. Recommended amount of sleep for children and adolescents is 9-10 hours per night. Few adolescents get near that much.
Answered on Jul 23, 2020
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Dr. Manaf Ahmad
31 years experience Pediatrics
Yes : Sleep deprivation or restless sleep can worsen adhd symptoms
Answered on Jul 23, 2020

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Dr. Robert Knox
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Melatonin: Try melatonin to help with sleep in adhd. If still not sleeping, see your child's pediatrician about a trial of clonidine.
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Dr. Thomas Riney
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Sleep and adhd: First make sure you do not give meds after 4pm, make sure the child exercises at least one hour a day outside. Some children respond to melatonin or T ... Read More
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Dr. Zoey Goore
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Adhd and sleep: Many children with adhd have sleep trouble. There are many options, if he is medicated for his adhd then you might talk to his doctor about a lower do ... Read More
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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
33 years experience Child Psychiatry
Probably: People with poor self regulation often have a hard time falling asleep. Keeping the same wake up time every morning and doing the same 30min process e ... Read More
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