I don’t think there’s any more toxic statement than this right here in our modern “hustle culture”. We have been misled as a society to think that we are weaker or less than simply because we prioritize resting and recovery.
“Poor sleep is negatively influencing our heart health, brain aging, our moods and part of the reason why I’m chatting with you here today is because sleep is something that poorly influences negative ADHD symptoms.”
It turns out, sleep is a common obstacle for those of us with ADHD. A study from the European College of Neuropyschopharmology (that’s a mouthful) actually found that 75% of children and adults with ADHD had a sleep issue, as well. There’s good news, though. We can improve!
With today’s post, I want to share with you 3 of my favorite tools when it comes to getting quality sleep so that you can start feeling the awesome way that you deserve to feel each morning. I’ve struggled with sleep for years, and I have no interest in going back to my old ways!
1.) Change your sleep dialogue.
If you’re reading this article, you’re off to a good start already.
“Part of the large problem with sleep is that we look at it as a bad thing or it may even become a chore of some sort which is a term us ADHDer’s want no involvement with.”
Rather, get a positive “why” behind your sleep. A large motivator for me is that I now know that when I’m well rested, I show up better in my day job, I’m a better coach, a better friend – all the amazing things that make for a quality life.
Realizing that sleep is an advantage rather than a “weakness” or a “chore” of some sort can make all the difference.