Get Enough Sleep
A lack of sleep makes symptoms of ADHD even worse for children. Although adults tend to slow down when they are fatigued, this is not the case for children. Instead, children will become hyperactive and more prone to extreme shifts in their mood because they are tired. This is especially intense in children with ADHD who are already hyperactive. In addition to this, reports indicate a lack of sleep can make other treatments for this condition, including medication, less effective.
Children need to get between 8 and 10 hours of sleep every night. Adults need 7 to 9 hours a night. If there are still issues with ADHD, experts note an extra 30 minutes of sleep can help reduce tantrums and other issues.
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