NY Times Highlights The Importance of Sleep in ADHD

Here’s an important article that everyone should read in the New York Times.  The author highlights the fact that in many cases of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the real deficit may in your child’s sleep.

The ADHD & Autism Spectrum Disorder Epidemic

A recent guest post on KevinMD’s blog points out that the rate of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has increased 57% from 2002 to 2006. Currently, about 1 out of every 100 children born are thought to have ASD. It’s estimated that about 60 to 70% of ASD are from environmental factors, whereas 30-40% are due […]

ADHD & Sleep Apnea: The Controversial Connection

As the new school year begins, it’s only natural that there’s more awareness about learning and behavior issues. One of the most controversial topics that came up frequently is ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It’s thought that 2-4% of children have this condition, and a shocking 50% of children with this condition are on […]

Sleeping Pill Use Amongst Young Adults Triples

I did a double take when I read this article in the New York Times. Among young adults aged 18 to 24, use of prescription sleeping pills tripled from 1998 to 2006. We know that chronic insomnia is associated with depression and anxiety, and possibly heart disease later. It also mentioned another study that revealed that […]