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Sleep Med. 2010 Aug;11(7):652-8. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2010.02.012.

Sleep and ADHD.

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  • 1Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center, Robert Debré Hospital, Paris, France.


This paper, intended to provide useful insights for the clinical management of sleep disturbances in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), presents a critical, updated overview of the most relevant studies on the prevalence, etiopathophysiology and treatment strategies of sleep problems associated with ADHD, including restless legs syndrome, periodic limb movements in sleep, sleep-onset delay, increased nocturnal motor activity, sleep-disordered breathing, deficit in alertness, and sleep alterations accounted for by comorbid psychiatric disorders or ADHD medications. We also discuss some possible avenues for future research in the field.

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