ADHD is often treated with Adderall, which has the side effect of making it difficult to sleep.
But if your child is not sleeping well and there doesn't seem to be any other sleeping disorder, talk to your doctor about timing the medication so that it's taken earlier in the day.
The same applies to decongestants -- taking those before bed can make it difficult to sleep.
Naps Not Good for Learning?
When it comes to your brain function and actual learning, naps are not good.
Students may wake up feeling better but a two-hour nap is the equivalent to 150 mg of caffeine.
Naps do nothing to repair diminished cognitive functioning.
For example, kindergarteners who take long naps do worse on puzzle-solving. Click here to return to the "Good Morning America" Web site.