Improved sleep pattern may help kids with ADHD: Study
August 8, 2017 Share

Improved sleep pattern may help kids with ADHD: Study

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is categorized as a developmental and behavioral disorder that affects the learning and behavioral ability in children.

A latest study compiled by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) establishes a link between sleep and ADHD symptoms.

“Simple adjustments to bedtime routines of children with ADHD could make a significant difference,” said lead researcher Melisssa Mulraney, health news reported.

According to researchers, sleep deprivation or irregular bedtime routine has previously been linked to health issues in kids triggering irritability, attention problems, learning difficulties among others.

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine notes positive bedtime routines to facilitate proper sleep which helps keep children fresh, focused and energetic throughout the day.

While regular bedtime routine may help your child sleep better, tweaking your kid’s diet with food items that promote sleep may also help.

Some of the most common ingredients may help your kid doze off in peace; however, you must be wary of foods that you include in your child’s diet.

A host of items can mess with your little ones’ sleep; we list down some of those below, they said.

Spices are hot in nature and tend to raise the body’s temperature.

In kids, consumption of spicy foods right before bedtime may make them feel restless, researchers added.

The ratio of processed or packaged food items in your child’s diet should naturally be as low as possible.

Make sure your child’s last meal of the day is not laden with extra oil, spice or fat as it may hamper digestion, cause bloating and make it difficult to fall asleep, researchers noted.


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