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How to Fall Asleep with a Rowdy, Racing ADHD Brain

Sleep difficulties — falling asleep quickly, staying asleep, and waking up on time — go hand-in-hand with ADHD. Theories for inherent sleep problems vary from biological to the behavioral symptoms of ADHD. Learn how to fall asleep reliably by considering these strategies and best practices ranging from taking melatonin to avoiding electronic devices at night.

It seems, at times, that ADHD brains simply don’t know how to fall asleep. They regularly buzz and whir and perseverate well beyond bedtime, keeping us awake late, then tired and foggy in the morning.

Sleep problems – including restless nights and morning grogginess – are common, whether due to comorbid sleep disorders, biological causes, or difficulty with managing ADHD symptoms that prevent restfulness...CONTINUE READING HERE

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