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Children who have trouble sleeping, struggle with concentration

· Sleep,concentration,learning

I’m sure I don't need to tell you how important sleep is!

Did you know, that poor sleep quality affects both your physical and mental health?

Did you know that children with and without ADHD who have trouble sleeping, have issues with concentration?

For children with ADHD, poor sleep (i.e. too little sleep or symptoms of sleep disorders) may lead to an increase in ADHD symptoms.

Allow me to share with you some interesting research findings that support the above statements…

In one study, researchers found that for some children with ADHD, improving their sleep helped eliminate problems with attention and hyperactivity.

This same study found that amongst the 2,463 children (aged 6-15) that participated in the study, the children with sleep problems were also more likely to be inattentive, hyperactive, impulsive, and display oppositional behaviours.

So, what helps a child with ADHD to develop a good bedtime routine, you might ask?

Let me give you a few suggestions… deep breathing exercises, taking a bath with magnesium salts and writing a gratitude diary.

As all parents and carers know, trying to get a child with ADHD to bed every night, is very challenging! “But why… SLEEP like that?” uses the teddy bear characters to encourage children to establish a good bedtime routine every night!