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© 2021 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Objective: High incidence of sleep problems in children and adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has been described. Mindfulness meditation has emerged as a novel approach to sleep disturbances and insomnia remediation. This preliminary study tested the efficacy of Mindfulness-Oriented Meditation (MOM) training on sleep quality and behavioral problems in children with ADHD. Design: Twenty-five children with ADHD aged 7-11 years underwent two programs three times per week for eight-weeks: the MOM training (15 children) and an Active Control Condition (10 children). Main Outcome Measures: Objective and subjective measures of sleep quality and behavioral measures were collected before and after the programs. Results: Positive effects on sleep and behavioral measures were found only in the MOM group. Conclusion: Although they are preliminary, our results indicate that MOM training is a promising tool for ameliorating sleep quality and behavioral manifestations in ADHD.

Original publication

DOI

10.1080/08870446.2021.1892110

Type

Journal article

Journal

Psychology and Health

Publication Date

01/01/2021