Have You or Your Child Been Diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?
Does your child act tired or distracted in school or do they have trouble following directions?
Are you having problems completing work assignments, staying on task, or remaining focused?
Does Your Child Often Appear Tired or Sleepy?
If so, you or your child may be one of the millions of Americans who actually suffer from serious sleeping disorders - such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) - but have been misdiagnosed with ADD / ADHD or due to sleep deprivation, are finding ADD / ADHD harder to manage.
And, if undiagnosed and untreated you or your child are also far more likely to experience:
- Behavioral or emotional issues
- Chronic fatigue
- Workplace or school problems
- Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
Unfortunately, many people mistakenly believe these symptoms are normal and they fail to seek help before it’s too late.
In truth, however, sleeping issues related to ADD / ADHD are very common and uncomplicated overnight sleep studies - painless and extremely effective diagnostic tests - can rule out, or confirm, sleeping disorders such as sleep apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia, and more. (Even better, parents are encouraged to spend the night with their child during testing.) And you'll enjoy peace of mind knowing that if a sleeping disorder is detected, it can be treated safely and effectively.
Given this there's no reason to wait another minute to get help you deserve, and this begins with a confidential consultation and evaluation by one of our board-certified sleep physicians or your family doctor.
However, if you're like many people, you may still be unsure whether you or your child is a candidate for a sleep study. If so, please use our ADD / ADHD self-assessment checklist below to help guide your decision.
ADD / ADHD & Sleeping Disorders Symptoms Checklist
If you are experiencing at least two of symptoms included in the list above, you or your child may be suffering from a sleep apnea, or another sleeping disorder, and we strongly recommend that you call us toll-free today at 866-499-1588 to schedule a confidential consultation with one of our board-certified sleep physicians, who will explore the possible causes of your sleeping problems and offer you solutions for diagnosing and treating it. you may also contact us using our online Appointment Request Form). We'd also be happy to fast-track the process with your family physician for you.
When you call, we will answer your questions, listen to your concerns, and / or schedule you for the first available appointment.
Why Seek Help Immediately?
Children With Undiagnosed and Untreated ADD or ADHD Can Appear Tired of Listless
Men, women, and children who have been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD may not be getting enough restful sleep because they suffer from a sleeping disorder such as sleep apnea - a serious medical condition that literally causes them to stop breathing many times while sleeping. So, not only are they tired, distracted, restless, or irritable, but their sleep apnea also means they're more vulnerable to other – even more serious – health issues such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, strokes and more.
What's more, their lack of sound sleep causes them to feel – and look – exhausted and puts them at more risk for avoidable personal injuries at work and on the road.
So, please don't wait to be asked; take control over your or your child's health and well-being and voluntary share your concerns with us, by calling us toll-free today at 866-499-1588 (or contact us using any of the local numbers listed at the bottom of this web page).
How Are Sleeping Problems Related to ADD / ADHD?
Many children - and some adults - are diagnosed with ADD / ADHD and prescribed medications before sleeping disorders, like sleep apnea, are even considered, because symptoms of both - e.g. hyperactivity, lack of concentration, and unruliness - are so similar. However, apnea in children is not uncommon and usually occurs as a result of enlarged tonsils or adenoids, abnormal jaw or chin structures, or obesity. One of the most telling and problematic symptoms is snoring... Simply said, if your child snores, he or she most likely is suffering from sleep apnea and should be seen immediately.
Additionally, even when adults and children are diagnosed accurately with ADD / ADHD, their symptoms are often made worse - due to lack of sleep (often as side effects of their medication or due to an underlying sleeping disorder). So, what's created is a kind of vicious circle... the less children sleep the more hyperactive, unruly, and less attentive they become. However, the good news is that their symptoms usually improve or even disappear all together when their sleeping issues are addressed.
With Proper Guidance, a Child Can Grow and Thrive
Additionally, it's also a great idea to complete our Epworth Sleepiness Scale if you'd like gain more insights into your level of sleepiness.