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ADHD and sleep difficulties

In a study by Sung, et al. (2008), it was found that 73% of children with ADHD have difficulties sleeping. The study also found that children with sleep difficulties had a poorer quality of life, and they were more likely to miss school. Parents of children with sleep problems were more likely to be late to work. (I’m sure many of you who have tried to get a tired kid out the door in the morning can relate.)

Sung, V. (2008). Sleep problems in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: prevalence and the effect on the child and family. Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine, 162(4),336-42.


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Dr. Stephanie Sarkis is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), and AMHCA Diplomate and Clinical Specialist in Child and Adolescent Counseling based in Tampa Bay, Florida, where she specializes in the treatment of ADD/ADHD. Dr. Sarkis conducts evaluations, testing, diagnosis, and counseling services. She also is a public speaker, consultant, coach, and is a facilitator in collaborative law.