Common sleep issues for people with ADHD are apnea, restless legs and a long time to get to sleep. Sleep needs to normalize first before inattention can be resolved.
Blue light is the most common cause of disturbances to sleep cycles and is the main light band that influences biological clock. Evening exposure to LED, fluorescent and electronic screen lights is bad because their blue light keeps your biological clock awake.
What you can do to help:
- Eliminate screen time 2 hours before bedtime
- Dim lights in the house 1 hour prior to bedtime
- Go to bed and wake at the same time
If you are taking ADHD stimulants these can interfere with sleep and make your symptoms worse.
Neurofeedback is drug free and is recommended by the American Association of Pediatrics as a best support as an intervention for Attention & Hyperacticity Behaviours.
Tom Diamond is one of 50 certified neurotherapsits in Canada and has helped many clients with ADHD improve their attention and focus.
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