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Is it normal to have trouble sleeping on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

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Dr. Aaron Segal
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In brief: Insomnia on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)

Yes. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a stimulant.
So if taken later in the day, it could certainly lead to insomnia.

In brief: Insomnia on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)

Yes. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a stimulant.
So if taken later in the day, it could certainly lead to insomnia.
Dr. Aaron Segal
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Dr. Traci Buxton
However, there are other ADHD medications that can be used to make insomnia less likely and other treatments that can help with the insomnia so please check back in with you doctor.,
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In brief: Yes

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a neurostimulant, but when given for add or adhd alters brain chemistry, and tends to focus the brain and reduce hyperactivity.
However, you do not loss the arousal effect when it's time to go to bed. If possible give the medication earlier in the morning if this is a child or young adult, and limit caffeine in the afternoon. This sounds childish, try warm milk, it may help.

In brief: Yes

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a neurostimulant, but when given for add or adhd alters brain chemistry, and tends to focus the brain and reduce hyperactivity.
However, you do not loss the arousal effect when it's time to go to bed. If possible give the medication earlier in the morning if this is a child or young adult, and limit caffeine in the afternoon. This sounds childish, try warm milk, it may help.
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
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Dr. Barbara Bellar
Family Medicine

In brief: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) & Insomnia

Yes, one definitely can experience insomnia on adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) it is an amphetamine, and is actually used to treat folks who have narcolepsy, and need to stay awake.
Review all the information you can on good sleep hygiene, in order to reduce the adderally effect on your sleep. Also meditate or pray when you are sleepless.

In brief: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) & Insomnia

Yes, one definitely can experience insomnia on adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) it is an amphetamine, and is actually used to treat folks who have narcolepsy, and need to stay awake.
Review all the information you can on good sleep hygiene, in order to reduce the adderally effect on your sleep. Also meditate or pray when you are sleepless.
Dr. Barbara Bellar
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