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Do You Have ADHD or Are You Just Tired?

A new study suggests that ADHD might actually be a sleep disorder– a suggestion that, if true, could revolutionize the way we treat it.

Why Does White Noise Make You Fall Asleep? – https://youtu.be/8ZGx0W9i5gE

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Is ADHD really a sleep problem?
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170904093443.htm
“Around 75 percent of children and adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) also have sleep problems, but until now these have been thought to be separate issues. Now a in a pulling together of the latest research, Scientists are proposing of a new theory which says that much of ADHD may in fact be a problem associated with lack of regular circadian sleep.”

Snooze Alarm: Sufficient Sleep Improves Human Health and Longevity
https://www.seeker.com/health/snooze-alarm-getting-sufficient-sleep-improves-human-health-and-longevity
“The science of sleep is a relatively new area of research, but there have been several alarming discoveries about the effects of sleep deprivation in recent years. In May, researchers publishing in the journal Nature Reviews Neuroscience found that sleep deprivation can severely impact memory function and learning ability.”

Some People Are Programmed to Sleep Better Than Others
https://www.seeker.com/videos/some-people-are-programmed-to-sleep-better-than-others
“Researchers in Washington state were looking for genes that changed expression throughout your sleep-wake cycle. And they found one in mouse brains: FABP7 – or fatty acid binding protein. They found that mice who had a mutated or “knocked out” FABP7 genes slept more fitfully, compared to mice with normal genes.”

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Written by: Amy Shira Teitel

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