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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can vouch for this. My husband and I survive on as little as 5-6 hours of sleep per night. We stay up later than we should to unwind after our busy is a catch 22 situation. We realize that insufficient sleep negatively impacts our daily life but at the same time we seem to have developped a very bad habit.
Our son takes up alot of our time and would think that we would know better to get enough rest to cope with the demands we face on a daily basis. HELP