Ask For Help
If you’re struggling to monitor your sleep or go to bed when you should, find a friend or family member to help you. If you tell someone you’re going to be in bed before 1 am and ask them to check that you have done it, you’re more likely to do it. It might help you if someone else asks you about your sleeping habits or reminds you to do it.
If a lack of sleep is disrupting your life, make sure you seek professional help. You need to mention it in any appointments relating to ADHD and you may need to be referred to a sleep specialist. You might also consider signing up for a sleep study. It’s also really important not to let yourself get stressed due to worrying about how much sleep you are or aren’t getting.
Improving your sleep habits, (along with exercising and eating well) can be an effective natural way to control symptoms of ADHD and enhance your general well-being. It’s something you can easily test, change and adapt as part of your home routine. You just have to be prepared to take the time to thoroughly investigate what works best for you and find the right balance.
At the ADHD Centre, we offer ADHD assessments for both adults and children as well as a wide range of evidence-based treatments and therapies. To find out more about any of our services, please visit our website. You can also contact us directly by email at email@example.com or by phone 0800 061 4276