One thing is for certain: parental distress can impact not only your child's sleep quality and sleep quantity but both of these aspects of your sleep as well. Effective stress management is a critical component to improving your family's quality of life.
ADDITIONAL ADHD AND SLEEP RESOURCES
Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD), National Resource on ADHD:
Center for Disease Control (CDC):
National Sleep Foundation:
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH):
Inattentive Type, Hyperactive Type and Combined Type. Although children's symptoms can surface at the age of three, most are diagnosed around the school-age of seven.
An initiative HU's Psychology Department started to learn more about ADHD's impact on sleep quality/sleep quantity of both child and caretaker, in relation to the child's medication status. We also compare the experiences of these children to youth who do not have an ADHD diagnosis. Online questionnaires are utilized so that participants nationwide can join in. Our ultimate goal is to help improve quality of life for families dealing with ADHD.
Improved sleep translates to healthier outcomes overall. Kids especially are more alert, attentive, less susceptible to being easily aggravated or irritated. Good sleep does wonders for cognitive functions such as information processing, memory, and attention.
ADHD and Sleep Research
Improving the Quality of Life for Children with ADHD and Their Families