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Lack of Sleep & ADHD

Updated: May 27, 2019

Hyperactivity and attention deficit can be tracked back to insufficient nightly sleep in early childhood. A child not getting enough sleep is also more likely to have mood swings and anger episodes during the day.

A good continuous sleep is required for 9 to 10 hours to support normal brain activity and neuro- development. The brain function during sleep promotes learning, growth and immunity.

Adhering to regular bedtime is important. 

Sleeping problems may be worsened when children take long naps late in the afternoon or are overstimulated by playing before bedtime.

Children often have repeated episodes of night awakening after a move, an illness, or a stressful event.

Restless sleep, nose blocks and bedwetting can all disturb deep sleep patterns. 

These can be treated with Homeopathy, without side effects or dependency.

Fear of the dark, or being alone in a room at night can also cause the quality of sleep to suffer.

“Create a routine of regular bedtime, with the lights turned down and soft relaxing instrumental music to encourage the child to fall asleep”

Adhering to regular bedtime is as important as eating on time.

Allowing the child to do a calm activity for a half hour before bedtime helps them relax into a better quality of sleep.

Recommended pre- bedtime activities are reading, calm story telling, drawing/colouring, with calming instrumental music in the background.

Any device like phones, tabs or tv should be avoided before bedtime. 

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