To Sleep or Not to Sleep; That is the Question? —- ADD Tip o the Day 323

I think that’s what Hamlet said.  Or Shakespeare.  Or one of those guys.  Or something like that.  But I am confused.  I believe that sleep is very important for us with ADD or ADHD, but a New York Times article says that we don’t need a good night’s sleep.  Well, specifically, it says that we do fine if we sleep a while, and then get up and work a while, and then go back to bed.  ( I do that sometimes, but it always feels like a problem.)  And it says that naps in the day are good.  Well, I sometimes take a short nap when I’m sleepy, but usually wake up feeling sluggish and I think that it interferes with my sleep that night. There does seem to be a consensus that Americans are not getting enough sleep, and that this reduces our efficiency and increases accidents.  And depression and poor sleep definitely feed each other.

So clearly, sleep is important, but once again, we are each different and need to find out what works for us, and then pay attention to it.

doug    add,adhd,adult add,adult adhd,deficit,attention, insomnia

“rethinking sleep”  NYT by D K Randall clik here

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About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at amazon.com, or smashwords.com (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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One Response to To Sleep or Not to Sleep; That is the Question? —- ADD Tip o the Day 323

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