ADHD affects many areas of our lives - from the attention required for school and the workplace to the emotional regulation needed to feel calm and centered. However, did you know ADHD can also affect your sleep?
WebMD's recent article, ADHD and Sleep Problems, discusses this topic. WebMD reviewed several different studies and shared some possible causes and tips that may help.
One study discovered that 67% of people with ADHD found it hard to get a good night’s sleep. The difficulties with sleep included both falling to sleep and staying asleep. Scientists are continuing to study this link to find out exactly why this happens.
Here are some ways that ADHD can cause sleeplessness:
- Trouble keeping a schedule
- Hyperfocus on projects/tasks
- Difficulty quieting or shutting off their mind
- Stimulant medication
- Too much caffeine
In addition to the...