But that is sometimes easier said than done. In the child and adolescent psychiatry clinic where I work, we try to be cautious about all medications, including those for ADHD. If we hear about sleep problems (and we often do from parents who understandably can get quite frustrated with them), we try to address them, and this study ads support for that approach. Sometimes, it involves making recommendations about children getting more exercise or not playing video games late into the night. Sometimes, it involves teaching families about sleep hygiene – practices that can promote longer and more restful sleeping. But frequently sleep remains tough to correct and then the question becomes whether or not to use medications for sleep, which can have side effects just like ADHD medications. Nevertheless, this study reminds us clinicians not to ignore sleep problems among those who struggle to regulate their attention. … [Read more...] about How Much Do Sleep Problems Underlie ADHD Symptoms?