ADHD & Sleep

The links between ADHD and sleep issues are still unclear, as is the cause of ADHD in general. Both the symptoms of ADHD and some of its medications can affect sleeping patterns. Also, “sleep deprivation…can worsen ADHD symptoms.” Nearly 50% of kids with ADHD suffer from some sort of sleep problem and nearly 75% of adults with ADHD reported suffering from insomnia.

Common Sleep Problems Associated with ADHD:

  • Anxiety or resistance about bedtime (in children)
  • Difficulty falling asleep at night
  • Difficulty waking up in the morning
  • Sleep-disordered breathing and sleep apnea
  • Interrupted sleep (waking up during the night)
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Restless legs syndrome (RLS)
  • Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD)
  • Delayed sleep-phase disorder
  • Higher rates of nightmares
  • More likely than average to experience parasomnias like sleepwalking

Treatments for these ADHD-related sleep issues include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and medication management. Contact Dr. Bharagava’s office to see if these treatments may help you or your child’s ADHD symptoms.

Source: “ADHD and Sleep” by

Gabby Lundy, Exult Healthcare

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Drug Take-Back Event

McKinney Drug Take-Back Event

On Saturday, October 27th, 2018 the City of McKinney Police Department and the Collin Count Sheriff’s Office will host their periodic DEA Nationwide Drug Take-Back event. From 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Public Safety Building, people “can safely dispose of all accumulated expired, unwanted, and unused prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous. You do not have to be a resident of McKinney to participate.”

For a list of what they will or won’t take and other information, visit the event page here.

Date: October 27, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Public Safety Building
2200 Taylor Burk Dr.
McKinney, TX 75071
Contact: 972-547-2844
Questions? Email us.
Cost: Free
Link: More information

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Chester Bennington: One Year

It has been a year since Chester Bennington, front-man of rock group Linkin Park, died by suicide. It was a shock that was seen from both rock music lovers to the general public.
The death was not the first and would not be the last in a string from 2017 to 2018. But it does emphasis the power of music therapy for many and an unity that followed his death.

Bennington had opened up about how music positively contributed to his mental health recovery process. In an interview Bennington said, “ It’s cool to be a part of recovery. This is just who I am, this is what I write about, what I do, and most my work has been a reflection of what I’ve been going through in one way or another.”

His fight with depression and mental health was an informative resource for his fans. His legacy can be seen in the tidal wave of support and initiative that came from his memory.
Talinda Bennington, Bennington’s wife, began a partnership with “Give an Hour” and “Change Direction”. Both programs main focus is to assist and raise awareness of mental health.

Today, July 20th, marks the anniversary of his death by suicide. His life is honored by the amount of awareness and support the mental health community has received.

His fellow bandmates Mike Shinoda, Joe Han, Dave Farrell, Rob Bourdon, and Brad Delson wrote, “To our brother Chester, it has been a year since your passing — a surreal rotation of grief, heartbreak, refusal, and recognition. And yet it (still) feels like you are close by, surrounding us with your memory and your light.”


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