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What is the best type of sleep medication to help a child with adhd?
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In brief: Maybe the ADD med
One of the side effects of many add meds is difficulty sleeping.
Many times adjusting the meds with the help of your doctor may be the only thing you need. Watch his diet for other stimulants such as caffeine and avoid exercise 2 hours prior to sleep. Also make sure electronics are turned off and the environment at home is "dimmed" at least 45 minutes before bedtime.

In brief: Maybe the ADD med
One of the side effects of many add meds is difficulty sleeping.
Many times adjusting the meds with the help of your doctor may be the only thing you need. Watch his diet for other stimulants such as caffeine and avoid exercise 2 hours prior to sleep. Also make sure electronics are turned off and the environment at home is "dimmed" at least 45 minutes before bedtime.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics
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In brief: It depends
Many children with adhd have sleep disturbances;many xhildren with sleep disturbances have symptoms of innatention, impulsivity and hyperactvity.
As with any other medical condition the key to suscesful treatment is a thorough evaluation, and history taking.As there are many causes of sleep disturbances, treatments could vary...Seek help from an experienced professional before starting meds.

In brief: It depends
Many children with adhd have sleep disturbances;many xhildren with sleep disturbances have symptoms of innatention, impulsivity and hyperactvity.
As with any other medical condition the key to suscesful treatment is a thorough evaluation, and history taking.As there are many causes of sleep disturbances, treatments could vary...Seek help from an experienced professional before starting meds.
Dr. Andres R Villar
Dr. Andres R Villar
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Dr. Thomas Riney
Pediatrics
In brief: 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 Tenex (guanfacine) at night. Please be aware sleep disorders are common with adhd. Also check if child snores as some have found improvement after adenoidectomy.

In brief: 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 Tenex (guanfacine) at night. Please be aware sleep disorders are common with adhd. Also check if child snores as some have found improvement after adenoidectomy.
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Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Clonidine is also sometimes used for the sleep problems seen with ADHD.
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