Category Archives: Sleep

Sleep ‘cleans’ the brain of toxins

I wanted to add one more article in my series of postings on sleep. This article describes the study that showed that when we sleep our brain cells shrink to allow more space for fluid to flow and clear the … Continue reading

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Dreams and myelination. “Sleep ‘boosts brain cell numbers'”

Scientists are still unraveling all the reasons why we need sleep. The article “Sleep ‘boosts brain cell numbers’” discusses how sleep helps with the vital process of building myelin, a material that surrounds parts of nerve cells and is vital … Continue reading

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Jet lag, sleep, and ADHD?

Continuing on the theme of sleep dysfunction, this article talks about new information on what is going on in the brain that contributes to jet lag. This is also relevant relevant to adults with ADHD because they often will have … Continue reading

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Insomniacs’ brains lose focus, scans suggest

Since insomnia and sleep issues commonly plays a role in ADHD, depression, and anxiety I wanted to share a few articles related to sleep. This if the first of 2 or 3. They are more general articles on sleep rather … Continue reading

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ADHD and Sleep (or lack thereof…)

Dr. Thakkar wrote this interesting article in the New York Times about chronic sleep deficit and ADHD. A chronic lack of sleep can have such a strong effect on your ability to focus and concentrate that it can mimic ADHD. … Continue reading

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