Sleep and Executive Function in ADHD

 ADHD in the News 2015-10-13

A recent study has found that induction of slow waves during early non-rapid eye movement (non-REM) sleep may improve executive function in children with ADHD .1 Pointing to emerging data regarding deficits in the prefrontal cortex and non-REM slow-wave sleep in the brains of children with ADHD, Munz and colleagues1 surmised that the quality of slow oscillations during sleep may impact ADHD symptomology, particularly behavioral inhibition, an aspect of executive function.