So many children with ADHD have a hard time falling asleep. Their busy minds are keeping them awake. Helping them sleep more is crucial for how they cope with their challenges. So happy my book The Children’s Meditations In my heart can help.
“For children with ADHD, poor sleep (too little sleep or symptoms of sleep disorders) may profoundly impact ADHD symptoms. In fact, one study found that treating sleep problems may be enough to eliminate attention and hyperactivity issues for some children. Children and adults behave differently as a result of sleepiness. Adults usually become sluggish when tired while children tend to overcompensate and speed up. For this reason, sleep deprivation is sometimes confused with ADHD in children. Children may also be moody, emotionally explosive, and/or aggressive as a result of sleepiness. In a study involving 2,463 children aged 6-15, children with sleep problems were more likely to be inattentive, hyperactive, impulsive, and display oppositional behaviors.”
Watch your energy
For many parents to children with ADHD bedtime is chaotic. The trick to get the “The Children’s Meditations In my Heart” to work with your child is to stay calm, loving and don’t get annoyed if your child isn’t calm. This is especially important when you have a stressful day. I talk much more about how important our energy as parents is around bedtime in this video: