Mood stability and concentration such as ADHD can all be linked to not getting enough sleep. You may consider taking your child to a sleep clinic to see if he/she is sleeping well. Your child may not have ADHD after all and may just be lacking sleep.
Dr. Frank Lawlis is a renowned psychologist who has worked with ADHD children for 40 + years. In his book, The ADD Answer, he has a great list of observed symptoms during the sleeping hours as well as the waking hours.
- Does your child have a very difficult time getting to sleep on a routine basis?
- Is she fighting the bed, twisting and turning all through the night?
- Does she express the need to spend the night with you or another person on a consistent basis, showing fear about sleeping alone?
If you answer YES to a number of these questions, you may see a pattern
Research shows that ADD and ADHD symptoms can be a byproduct of not getting enough sleep, which is close to 100%.
Download the full list of symptoms to evaluate the root causes of your child’s behavior.
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