For those who don’t know, Adderall is a combination of two stimulants which are amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. It is a drug used for treating mental disorders by increasing concentration, focus, and attention. On top of that, Adderall is exceptionally effective with those who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
But on the other hand, it is often abused, especially among students who are studying for exams. Although it could boost their productivity in the short term, there are various side effects along with it. And one of those is the sleep disorder. So if you’re using Adderall or planning to, please read through our article carefully. As it will help you have a better understanding at Adderall and how to have a better manage ADHD sleep disorder.
How does it impact your sleep?
Taking an overdose of Adderall can cause disorders in your brain. It may give you 1-2 day of complete concentrate and focus, but you will find it much harder to get out of bed for the next few days. Moreover, you will not have the feeling of being rested at all. And if you have a slow metabolism, the effect would take days to completely wear off.
If you use Adderall for a long period of time, you will slowly become dependent on the drug and find it hard to perform even simple daily tasks without it. This will slowly lead to exhaustion.
Here are the tips that could help you manage your sleep disorder:
1 - Set an alarm before going to bed:
Depending on what time you often go to bed. Set the alarm or reminder at exactly one hour before that moment. Stop everything you’re doing and any activity that may stimulate your brain concentration. Prepare yourself perfectly before going to bed.
2 – Avoid distraction
Get everything that may distract you away from the bed (smartphone, laptop, etc.), since activities involved with using these devices will stimulate your brain. Hence, making it harder to sleep.
3 – Be consistent
Try to create and maintain a suitable schedule that you could follow with discipline. By doing it, your brain will be well-prepared when the time comes. And you will slowly find it much easier to fall asleep.
4 – Relax your mind
Using Adderall cause your brain to increase its activeness. So when laying down, you couldn’t help but to think about distractions. Try work your muscle a little bit before going to bed. And lay down in a complete relax position.
5 – Turn off the light
Or eyes react to lights with high intensity so keeping a bright light will not be a good idea when you’re trying to fall asleep.
6 – Reduce caffeine usage and other stimulants
Using Adderall is enough to cause sleep disorder. You don’t need others to mess up your brain. Try avoid drinks like coffee or tea before going to bed.
7 – Control your medication intake
Try to avoid using Adderall late in the day as a second boost after the morning dose. If you need, a quick nap for about 20 minutes will be best for you.