Sleep and ADHD

Eric Konofal, Michel Lecendreux, Samuele Cortese

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This paper, intended to provide useful insights for the clinical management of sleep disturbances in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), presents a critical, updated overview of the most relevant studies on the prevalence, etiopathophysiology and treatment strategies of sleep problems associated with ADHD, including restless legs syndrome, periodic limb movements in sleep, sleep-onset delay, increased nocturnal motor activity, sleep-disordered breathing, deficit in alertness, and sleep alterations accounted for by comorbid psychiatric disorders or ADHD medications. We also discuss some possible avenues for future research in the field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)652-658
Number of pages7
JournalSleep Medicine
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010


  • Actigraphy
  • ADHD
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • MSLT
  • Polysomnography
  • Sleep questionnaires
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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