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How is restless legs syndrome related to ADHD?

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Studies show some link between sleep disruption and ADHD and restless legs syndrome and ADHD. With restless legs syndrome, there is a creeping, crawling sensation in the legs and sometimes in the arms. This sensation creates an irresistible urge to move. Restless legs syndrome causes sleep disruption and daytime sleepiness.

From: ADHD and Sleep Disorders WebMD Medical Reference

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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