I’m Having Trouble Trying to Sleep.

Diagnosed As An Adult

I need to get more sleep.

It’s the most basic science. Even in neurotypical people, sleep deprivation results in reduced ability to focus or complete tasks, so of course it wrecks complete havoc on those of us with ADHD. Every study available says the same thing; sleep is an absolutely vital component of living and functioning with ADHD. My husband keeps emphasizing to me; getting enough sleep is as important to my brain as taking my medication. And yet, it’s also one of the most challenging parts of my life.

When I was a teenager, I could (and did) function well with under six hours of sleep. So, up until 2:00 AM, up at 7:30 AM, off to my day. But, as with so many things, twenty years of life has made that unsustainable. Under 8 hours of sleep, and I…well, I can function, but certainly not well. Even…

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My name is Nathan Young. I'm the founder of the Autism Candles project. I am a self-advocate. The candle project exist to make a statement about inclusion and opportunity. My email is nathan@autismcandles.com. Feel free to contact me. https://www.autismcandles.com

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