Tired of Feeling Tired? Hack Your ADHD Sleep Problems

Sleep difficulties? Falling asleep, staying asleep consistently and waking up on time go hand-in-hand with adult ADHD.

The connection between sleep problems and ADHD may be biological — the ADHD brain has trouble regulating neurotransmitters like serotonin, which helps regulate sleep cycles. Other research suggests that stimulant medication used to treat ADHD may be a factor in sleep difficulties.

Whatever the cause, the results are the same, a restless night and groggy morning. A long-term lack of sleep affects your stress levels, frustration tolerance, ability to regulate emotions, focus, concentration and appetite. Without proper rest, you’re more irritable, impatient and less efficient at everything you do!

Sleep information abounds on the web. Information on the connection between sleep and mental health is harder to find. One resource we came across is ‘Tuck Sleep’.

The primary mission of 'Tuck Sleep' is promoting awareness of sleep health.  As part of that, they have researched the connection between sleep and mental health.

They have summarized their findings in patient-friendly, online guides and resources which are available at: www.tuck.com/adhd-and-sleep

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