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Loss of Sleep Makes ADHD Kids More Inattentive: Study

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Loss of Sleep Makes ADHD Kids More Inattentive: Study(UPI)

UPDATED 2011-03-07

Kids with ADHD may have more trouble paying attention when they’ve lost sleep, a new study has found. The study, published in the journal Sleep, found that children who lost an average of 55 minutes sleep per night for six nights became clinically inattentive in four out of six measures.


Experts say the slight loss of sleep is similar to the type of loss that might occur in daily life, and they encourage parents to pay close attention to their child’s sleep schedule.

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