Sleep problems are very common in ADHD. Over 70% of adults and children with ADHD have difficulty falling asleep while others experience restless sleep, difficulty waking up or sleepiness during the day.
Appreciating the importance of sleep provides a powerful model for understanding and treating ADHD in a clinical setting. To shed some light on this issue neurocare recently held a clinical information session on the subject co-presented by Respiratory and Sleep Physician Dr Linda Schachter and Dr Trevor Brown, Neuroscientist and neurocare’s Global Academy manager.
The pair addressed several key issues including:
Underlying reasons for poor sleep in clients with ADHD
Symptoms of sleep disorders and how to manage clients presenting with these
The role of sleep hygiene, meditation, and blue light therapy in sleep quality
The interaction between ADHD medications and sleep
Using Actigraphy and QEEG results to identify and assess underlying sleep issues in clients with ADHD
How certain biomarkers can predict client responses to treatment
Neurofeedback and other treatment options available and the stratification model
Watch a brief event recap
Trevor and Linda provide a brief recap of their presentations in the video below.
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