Sleep is important, but for the person with ADHD, there are some vicious cycles to overcome, reports US News & World Report.

He explains that people with ADHD, a neurodevelopmental disorder, have less tolerance for sleep deprivation. “Sleep can help flush out toxins in interstitial space brain cells,” he says. “In other words, proper deep sleep performs a reboot for brain cells.” Not getting enough sleep can interfere neurologically, a sort of a double whammy for a person with ADHD, since their brains have been found to differ from neurotypical ones.