Disordered Sleep as a Cause of Attention Deficit Disorder and Hyperactivity Disorder: Recognition and Management (2015)

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Research by Stanley Fischman, MD, FAPA1 , Damien P. Kuffler, PhD, Habil2 , and Cynthia Bloch, BSPT, MSIS3

“Sleep disorders are an underlying cause of attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity (ADHD).

“Our data suggest that . . . 25% of all children with ADHD . . . could have their ADHD eliminated if their habitual snoring and any associated [sleep-related breathing disorders] were effectively treated.

This article describes the sleep disorders commonly affecting children and adolescents with ADHD and other sleep related conditions.

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