insomnia and ADHD
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|Wed, 11-18-2009 - 1:24pm|
My husband and DSS both have sleep problems. They both have a terrible time getting to sleep. Both will wake up in the middle of the night. But, both can sleep well later in the morning. I believe both are ADHD. DH says he can't turn his mind off even when tired. Both will just lie in bed staring at the ceiling half the night. Neither are medicated.
I always thought this caused their disjointed efforts during the day since how can someone function with chronic exhaustion? After reading a lot of posts it sounds like this actually could be caused by the ADHD and isn't a separate issue at all.
Do you think melatonin would help? Maybe valerian? DH tried valerian before and said it made him sleep too hard. I think it was just because he was so exhausted it finally allowed him to sleep well and he was catching up. That with longer use his sleep would have been more normal.
Can some of you tell me about your experience with either of these? TIA