Journal article

The Role of Sleep in the Relationship Between ADHD Symptoms and Stop Signal Task Performance

Brittany Mann, Emma Sciberras, Jason He, George Youssef, Vicki Anderson, Timothy J Silk

Journal of Attention Disorders | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2020


Background: ADHD commonly occurs with sleep problems and secondary cognitive impairments such as inhibitory control. Sleep problems may explain attentional lapses and inhibition performance variability in children with ADHD. This study applied Bayesian analyses to examine the relationship between ADHD symptoms, sleep problems, and inhibition. Methods: Participants included 73 children with ADHD and 73 non-ADHD controls, aged 10.5 to 13.5 years. The Stop Signal Task measured inhibition. Sleep problems were measured with the Adolescent Sleep Wake Scale and parent-report. Results: ADHD symptoms are associated with sleep problems and reaction time variability, however, sleep problems accounted f..

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Awarded by National Medical Health and Research Council of Australia (NHMRC)

Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: The study was funded by the National Medical Health and Research Council of Australia (NHMRC; project grants #1008522 and #1065895) and a grant from the Collier Foundation. This research was conducted within the Developmental Imaging research group, Murdoch Children's Research Institute and the Children's MRI Centre, The Royal Children's Hospital, and in the School of Psychology, Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria. It was supported by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, The Royal Children's Hospital, The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation, Department of Paediatrics at The University of Melbourne and the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.