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Shawnee, OK
A 17-year-old male asked:

Does sleep help your adhd?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Adhd: Yes sleep may help adhd.
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 12 years experience
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.
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
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.
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Yes : Sleep deprivation or restless sleep can worsen adhd symptoms

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San Jose, CA
A 54-year-old female asked:

How can help sleep ?

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Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Multiple: Cognitive behavior therapy.The bed should be for sex and sleep not for iphone/ipad or TV etc.Limit Caffeine.If have to get up to urinate alot at night limit fluids 2 hrs bedore bed.Get plenty of exercise.try not to electronics for at least 1 hr before bed.can do 3mg melatonin at night.keep a schedule for sleep.try notto nap during the day.

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