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Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - ADHD - do not sleep as well as their peers, according to a recent study.
Children with ADHD sleep less and worse"The thing is, they have children with ADHD with very severe sleep disturbances they are struggling with what they have to talk about, "says the research leader Anne Virring Sorensen, a fellow at Dan Aarhus University. "We are now trying to identify these problems with the help of polysomnography, which has never happened before," the expert adds. Professionals were also interested in how quickly they were able to fall asleep during the night and in the sun. 6 million children are struggling with ADHD. Symptoms vary, but the lack of concentration, impulsivity, and hyperactivity always appear. Because of this, very often these children simply they are not able to calm downIt turns out that children with ADHD sleep 45 minutes less on average than their peers, but it also takes significantly longer to sleep. Experts are initially surprised by the results, but it has also come to light that sleep disorder may be the trigger for ADHD. However, there is no unambiguous cause-and-effect relationship between ADHD and sleep deprivation, and they are calling for more research on the subject.