Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Parents Get Little Sleep With ADHD Kids
Recent research has revealed that many parents of hyperactive children are getting by on just a few hours of sleep a night, putting pressure on family relationships. A survey found that almost six out of ten mothers and fathers of children with ADHD had six hours of sleep a night or less. While 30 percent say they get six hours, 27 percent say they get five hours or less on average. This compared to almost half of parents with a child without ADHD who said they got at lest eight hours sleep a night. The research poll involving 100 parents of ADHD children aged 5-16, suggests that tens of thousands of parents could be struggling by on minimal sleep as they try to cope with a hyperactive child.