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Why is this research important?

Almost 75% of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have sleep problems. Parents and carers tell us that poor sleep makes their children’s daytime behaviour and schoolwork worse and affects the quality of life of the whole family.

  • 1) Take part in the research
    There will be lots of opportunities to take part in our research. Opportunities may include completing a questionnaire, speaking with a researcher about your experiences, or providing us with feedback on the digital sleep guide. If you are a parent or carer of a child with ADHD, then please complete the sign up form at the bottom of this page to let us know you are interested in taking part. We will be in touch with research opportunities as they arise.
  • 2) Join our advisory group to help shape the research
    As a team, we feel it is important that our research is carried out with members of the public, rather than ‘to’, ‘about’, or ‘for’ them. Therefore, we are looking for parents and carers of children with ADHD who would like to join our advisory group, working in partnership with researchers. You will receive some reimbursement for your time spent contributing to the research. If you are interested in joining our advisory group, then please complete the sign up form below.
What are the aims of the DISCA sleep study?

The research is planned to run from September 2022 to February 2028 and is funded by the NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research.

This study is funded by the NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research (NIHR203684). The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.

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