Differences in slow wave activity in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder


  • Static and dynamic changes in slow wave activity (SWA) behavior was observed in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) indicating a maturational delay that may have been caused by chronic sleep deprivation at a young age.

Why this matters

  • SWA may be a clinically useful non-invasive marker for ADHD treatment, and may highlight the importance of treating sleep problems in children with ADHD early.

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