Studies have shown that kids with ADHD are more prone to sleeping issues.
These issues range from daytime sleeping and sleep-disordered breathing to nightmares and restless leg syndrome. In ADHD teens there are often report of insomnia, snoring, sleep terrors, and bruxism. Sleeplessness and sleep issues can be a symptom of ADHD. In some cases, ADHD medication is the cause of sleep issues. Sleep issues as a symptom of ADHD can be due to anxiety and hyperactivity preventing the person from falling asleep.
It can be a vicious circle, with ADHD preventing a person from getting a good night’s sleep, and the next day ADHD symptoms can be aggravated by a lack of sleep.
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