This is a very interesting article on the link between sleep deprivation and ADHD. Dr. Vastal G. Thakkar explains that people with ADHD have less tolerance for sleep deprivation, and tend to suffer from sleep problems due to the mind-racing thoughts of their disorder. While I do not disagree I also want to shed light on the fact that oftentimes ADHD is actually a SYMPTOM of sleep deprivation caused by an airway disorder. The article goes on to suggest ways to help individuals with ADHD sleep better including – exercising, eliminating blue light exposure before bed, getting on a sleep schedule, journaling, and guided relaxation. These are all great sleep-hygiene habits. However if the root cause is a sleep-breathing disorder and is not addressed, then there can be serious long-term effects such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and more. If you think you may suffer from a sleep-breathing disorder, feel free to reach out and we can schedule a consultation and get you set up with a sleep study.