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Mom realizes her son’s ADHD symptoms were actually caused by sleep deprivation

By November 9, 2018 No Comments

Kian started seeing a therapist, who recommended ADHD testing. “Meanwhile, in the background, Kian has a persistent cough that just won’t go away, so we are also seeing a pulmonologist, and, against the advice of the pulmonologist, an allergist,” Yazdani wrote. “The therapist is dancing around ADHD, pushing us in that direction. At a cleaning, Kian’s dentist makes an offhand comment about his teeth — they were ground almost half way down, he’s grinding his teeth at night.”

Yazdani says she then “stumbled upon an article that changed our life,” explaining how “it all clicked into place” after reading the piece in the Washington Post.

The article talked about the connection between ADHD, sleep-disordered breathing, and mouth breathing. “Every word in this article sounded like Kian,” she wrote.

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