Some kids may be labeled with ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Instead they have what's called "Faux ADHD". That's according to researchers at the New England Center for Pediatric Psychology.
They studied the sleep habits of 700 young children, and found that a lot of kids with focus and attention problems during the day simply are not staying in their own bed all night.
Dr. Stephanie Donaldson said, "When children are able to control staying in their room all night and self-soothe, then they are able to control themselves during the day."
Dr. Donaldson says a good tip-off that a child has faux ADHD is when they don't respond to medication. She says teaching kids from an early age to stay in their own bed during the night is often enough to alleviate daytime behavior trouble.
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