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Old 05-08-19, 12:28 PM
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Non-apnea Sleep Disorders Are Far More Common Than Obstructive Sleep Apnea

And both are far more common among ADHD sufferers.

Research up to 2011 conservatively estimated insomnia at 6-15% of the general population, while OSA was estimated at 2-4% (though higher in men and at older ages). It is recognized that both disorders can, but don't necessarily, co-occur.

Note that among ADHD populations, 75% were found to suffer from disordered sleep of some kind: ( https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...0904093443.htm ), whereas "only" 20-30% suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea ( https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21808754 ). The Science Daily article goes so far as to ask if ADHD is not really a sleep disorder.

Considering that we know ADHD is a disorder of SELF-regulation, and also the links that are piling up between sleep deprivation and heart disease, Type-2 diabetes, dementia, mental illness, even cancer, I'm surprised so few of us are putting a priority on figuring out how to get more and better sleep.
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