We’re talking today about a serious issue -- ADHD, and its relationship to sleep. Now, since ADHD isn’t usually diagnosed until the preschool or early school years, you may be thinking, “What does this have to do with me and my baby? Why should I read this?” Don’t skip this article just yet, though. This might not impact you now, but the odds suggest it definitely could. Rates of ADHD diagnoses are on the rise; the percentage of American children diagnosed with the disorder has risen 66%
In a prior article, I talked about ADHD, Bipolar Disorder and sleep problems. Today, I have a guest post from Peggy Dolane telling her story of her daughter who was diagnosed with ADHD and how it affected her sleep and how her family solved the problem. I thought this could help others with children diagnosed with ADHD and suffer sleep deprivation. ADHD and Sleep by Peggy Dolane Peggy Dolane is a freelance marketing writer and strategist. Her current projects include writing the
Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder in children can now be traced back to infancy. And, bipolar children were found to be more difficult to console in infancy, exhibit a decreased need for sleep or difficulty going to sleep. In addition, recurring nightmares or night terrors have also been present in these children. On top of the sleep problems being a symptom, these children may seem more gifted in their "movement, language, and thought patterns" and creative in their writing, art, music, etc.