Study: ADHD symptoms linked with a shortage of sleep

04/28/2009 | ScienceDaily · BBC

Children without ADHD are more likely to have ADHD-like behavioral outbursts if they lack adequate sleep, according to a Finnish study of 280 healthy children. Children who had less than 7.7 hours of sleep were more likely to be hyperactive, impulsive and score higher on a test of typical ADHD symptoms than children who slept longer. Researchers recommend parents ensure their children get enough sleep to prevent such problems from developing.

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