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How can a child with ADHD get good sleep?

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  • Be a "no caffeine" family.
  • Keep a consistent daily routine for bedtime and when to wake up.
  • Screen out sounds with "white noise" or earplugs.
  • Keep your child's bedroom dark during sleep.
  • Avoid sleep medications.
  • Find out if it's a medical problem
  • Make sure your child gets daily exercise, but not right before bedtime.
  • Give your child a warm bath before bedtime.
  • Avoid watching TV, playing video games, and roughhousing before bedtime. It's too stimulating.
  • Ask your pediatrician to go over your child's medications.

SOURCES:

National Sleep Foundation: "Is It ADHD, Sleep Deprivation, or Both?"

PsychCentral.com: "Sleep Aid for Adult ADHD."

Sleep for Kids: "Common Sleep Disorders Linked to ADHD."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on October 28, 2016

SOURCES:

National Sleep Foundation: "Is It ADHD, Sleep Deprivation, or Both?"

PsychCentral.com: "Sleep Aid for Adult ADHD."

Sleep for Kids: "Common Sleep Disorders Linked to ADHD."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on October 28, 2016

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