ADDaboy! #4 - Tips to Break the ADHD Insomnia Chain

July 31, 2010 Douglas Cootey

If you struggle with ADHD and insomnia, then you may be able to relate to my pain. I'm a raving night zombie, but I've come up with a plan to help me break the chain. Now, if only I would follow it.

ADHD and Insomnia Video

In this video on ADHD and insomnia, I talk about things that lead to my insomnia and some solutions for dealing with insomnia when you're living with ADHD.

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Cootey, D. (2010, July 31). ADDaboy! #4 - Tips to Break the ADHD Insomnia Chain, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 13 from

Author: Douglas Cootey

August, 20 2010 at 10:58 am

I read an account of a guy that couldn't sleep without watching Golden Girls, personally Star Wars/New Hope works the best for me.. Exercise just gets my motor going.. I'm trying to exercise more before bed. but dang this stinks.

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Douglas Cootey
September, 6 2010 at 6:41 pm

Haha! Whatever works for you, Derek! Don't knock it. We're odd little ducks, but there are tricks to managing our minds. If you find one, no matter how silly it may seem, use it to your advantage. Good luck.

August, 4 2010 at 9:04 pm

I've got the same list and it's never followed. Getting in bed is easy for me but actually falling asleep is a toughie. I usually daydream for hours when my head hits the pillow. I honestly have to be dead exhausted to fall asleep if not, i'll be up all night. Believe it or not, coffee helps me sleep. Reverse effects of coffee is actually not too shabby.

Helena Smole
August, 1 2010 at 11:50 pm

My list is the same. If I stick to it, I can fall asleep.

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