My 7-year-old son recently started medications. He was on Adhansia but after a couple weeks his insomnia got bad. He was up till 4:30 a.m. one night. Coming in at every 10 minutes. But other nights I had been midnight or 1:00 a.m. .
His pediatrician, who works with a number of kids with ADHD, switch him to Adderall XD. But last night, starting on the meds, he was up till probably 3:00 a.m. or later. I'm actually not sure cuz I had to try and sleep myself. I just let him play with his Legos so that I could get some sleep.
All the stimulants warm that insomnia can be an issue. But I'm wondering, is this much normal? Will his body get used to it? How long should we give it? I'm in my 40s and have ADHD and migraines which are made worse when I lose sleep. So having a child coming to my room all hours of the night is a big deal.
Melatonin doesn't seem to do much.