Sleep Issues and ADHD
ADHD and Sleep Disorders
Does ADHD cause sleep disorders, or do sleep disorders cause ADHD. My son has always been sleep “sensitive” and we are waiting for his results on an in home sleep study. He also still has troubles with bed wetting in the night, and he is almost 9 years old. I have heard that sleep apnea can result in ADHD, and that there are studies where tonsils have been removed and ADHD has resolved. I have also heard that pasteurized cow’s milk is toxic and causes swollen tonsils, resulting in sleep disturbance. If my son goes to bed even an hour later, he will still wake up at the same time (early) or earlier, his hyperactivity is increased and his listening skills are more diminished. In other words, his ADHD symptoms have always been worse with lack of sleep. I would appreciate anyhelpful information you can give me. I wish I could “crack” the code, and improve my child’s health and success. After all, we all want what is best for our children. Thanks, Shelley
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