Is there a correlation between difficulty sleeping and ADHD?

Is there a correlation between babies who have a difficult time sleeping and ADD/ADHD? – Janice

Thanks for your question, Janice.  No, there usually is not a correlation.  Sleeping disturbances are not a common side effect of hyperactivity disorders in children.  However, there are many factors that could contribute to child not sleeping, which include not having a fixed bedtime or having access to televisions, computers and cell phones in bedrooms.

Also, I recommend that you restrict very active physical activity before bedtime, which can hinder or disrupt sleep.