Related Content: Sleep Struggles and Disorders

Off-Site ADD Comorbid SLEEP Links
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compiled by Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
Last update: November 4, 2013 -3:41 pm Eastern

LONG list of links (by category) to posts about sleep and sleep disorders
Articles to help keep you busy
between MY posts!

Below is my ongoing attempt (since February, 2011) to organize some links to “related content” to help navigate to articles RELATED to what a reader may be interested in reading – in this case, sleep and sleep disorders.

There’s this wonderful Zemanta application that suggests a few of these guys whenever I write a post for As time permits, I will continue to collect them and move them here, categorizing them by title when I have the odd moment to do so. (No guarantees about the quality of the content, however.)

I will eventually get around to reading them all, and will remove ones I don’t agree with or don’t find relevant, or sufficiently info-dense (hey! my list, my mindset!)

  • The ones I think are really cool, I pepper around in the posts they “relate” to, and they may no longer appear here as a result. (So if your link’s no longer here, it doesn’t mean you flunked or anything!!)
  • There are ALSO links to content I run into as I browse the web, as well as content from some of the blue-bazillian lists I subscribe to.
  • Finally, there is content I search for directly as I write, endeavoring to keep the articles here as current as I am able, given time constraints and my need to keep a roof over my head.

These last few sources I will guarantee will be related and useful to many or most of you, but I won’t take additional time out of my personal schedule to identify each of the sheep and the goats.

You can ALSO leave links to related content on YOUR blogs and websites in the comments(one link per comment only or Akismet will add you to the 65,000 or so already in the spam trash). Give us a quick description of what we’ll find there, too, ok?

  • I will approve links (perhaps adding them to this list or another article) as I have time to check them out and will personally spam-trash any “marketing only” or “marketing primarily” links.
  • I give up a great many billable hours, and sacrifice personal marketing objectives to be able to dedicate time to what I do on this blog – so I am CERTAINLY not going to spend my time promoting somebody’s blatant attempt to line his personal pockets. Capeche?
  • Play fair – link BACK.

If you find that anything here (or anywhere on scratches your back, take a moment to scratch BACK: ADD to the conversation in the comments, help me spread the word, ring in that you “like” what you get here,  link content in your articles to related content here.

I dedicate an awful lot of time to sharing the wealth of information I explore and assimilate daily, which means that time is not ALSO available for marketing the existence of the blog.  So help me spread the word that it exists and that I am a pretty darned good ADD resource, ok?

IN OTHER WORDS: Let people know where you get your info, please.  I would REALLY appreciate it — and so, no doubt, would they.  


 Categories below include:

Comprehensive Sleep Sites
About Sleep
ABOUT Sleep Struggles & Disorders
ADD, Spectrum & Sleep:

Circadian Rhythms
Sleep impact on memory

Sleep & Depression
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (and related)
Restless Leg Syndrome – RLS

Rarer Sleep Disorders
Sleep and Health

Sleep and Kids
Sleep and Space

Other elements impacting sleep
For the more Scientifically-Minded


Comprehensive Sleep Sites

About Sleep

ABOUT Sleep Struggles & Disorders

ADD, Spectrum & Sleep

Circadian Rhythms (DSPS/ASPS Delayed/Advanced Sleep Phase Syndromes)


Sleep impact on memory

Sleep & Depression

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (and related)

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (and related)




Rarer Sleep Disorders

Sleep and Health

Sleep & Kids

Sleep & Space

Other elements impacting sleep

For the more Scientifically-Minded (re: links between LIGHT, vision, and sleep)

Graphics gratitude:
Thanks to Phillip Martin – artist/educator
for generously allowing the use of his illustrations on MANY of the posts on this blog. 

EDUCATORS: check out his site – always available from the right column here
Scroll DOWN – just above the “shuffle of folks” – he has tons of free stuff for you.
Be sure to check out what he is doing for kids around the world
(spending his own money, in many cases, to do so!)
Donate to his efforts if you possibly can.

About Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC
Award-winning ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching field co-founder; [life] Coaching pioneer -- Neurodiversity Advocate, Coach, Mentor & Poster Girl -- Multi-Certified -- 25 years working with EFD [Executive Functioning disorders] and struggles in hundreds of people from all walks of life. I developed and delivered the world's first ADD-specific coach training curriculum: multi-year, brain-based, and ICF Certification tracked. In addition to my expertise in ADD/EF Systems Development Coaching, I am known for training and mentoring globally well-informed ADD Coach LEADERS with the vision to innovate, many of the most visible, knowledgeable and successful ADD Coaches in the field today (several of whom now deliver highly visible ADD coach trainings themselves). For almost a decade, I personally sponsored and facilitated seven monthly, virtual and global, no-charge support and information groups The ADD Hours™ - including The ADD Expert Speakers Series, hosting well-known ADD Professionals who were generous with their information and expertise, joining me in my belief that "It takes a village to educate a world." I am committed to being a thorn in the side of ADD-ignorance in service of changing the way neurodiversity is thought about and treated - seeing "a world that works for everyone" in my lifetime. Get in touch when you're ready to have a life that works BECAUSE of who you are, building on strengths to step off that frustrating treadmill "when 'wanting to' just doesn't get it DONE!"

19 Responses to Related Content: Sleep Struggles and Disorders

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    • Thanks! I tried to jump over to see what YOU were up to but your page ( wouldn’t load (spinning wheel of death only 😉 ) By policy, I removed it to keep from frustrating my ADD readers.

      You DO realize you are commenting on a list of sleep-links, right? I’d love to know which article made you decide this was a site recommending to others.

      Thanks for stopping by.



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    • You’re a doll to say that – from your lips to God’s ears ::grin::

      Since you left your comment here on Related Content about Sleep Disorders, may I assume you are a fellow struggler?

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  6. I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme.
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    • THANKS!

      The theme is Enterprise (the free version, available on the WordPress Theme site (or at least it WAS) – but I popped for my own domain name and the CSS upgrade to customize it for ADD readers (quiet – nothing really distracting – my design & colors, but not exactly the way I wanted it). I also paid for extra space so I’m not limited there. You’ll need it if you plan to use graphics, polls, or videos. is hosted on the free WordPress platform, which I don’t recommend – for a lot of reasons. Go for what they call a “self-hosted site” info at (instead of com) It’s not free, but if I knew THEN what I know now, I would have started out that way. They kind of tie your hands here. I get why, but I wouldn’t have made this choice if I had understood all I would NOT be able to do up front.

      To be fair, they don’t hide it, I just didn’t understand what I was reading as a CSS and WordPress newbie — until I had too much time and energy (and content) into this site to bail and run.

      So I’m currently working with a webmaster/designer to put a new version of my old site back up, optimized for what I need it to do. I’ll still blog here once its up and running – just not as frequently. I have no plans to take this site down, I just can’t work as hard as I have to here with no way to get paid for my time EVER. I need a section I can monetize to keep a roof over my head.

      Pick up CSS for Dummies and WordPress for Dummies if you’re going to try to go it alone. It’s not as easy as they say it is to simply figure it out – especially on, where you have to work AROUND a lot. (they have a lot of people blogging here, so they can’t let any one of us “loose” to customize at will and keep the platform stable for all — there are a lot of “can’ts.” Get a book that explains it all up front!)

      If all you want is a sort-of online diary, I suppose it’s ok, but I can’t use plug-ins, so I can’t have a mailing list or sell books, offer classes (or privacy protect class materials they could download once enrolled), or even set it up for my clients to pay for my coaching. Widgets won’t do it – and that’s pretty much your only option here.

      I also can’t optimize for SEO, so unless I want to pay for marketing, I have to rely on “the kindness of strangers” to let people know this resource is available because there is NO WAY I’m going to make it to a page anyone will ever see in a search – so it’s A LOT of time and work in relative obscurity as a result of my initial mistake — since I can’t justify PAYING an online marker to get the word out that I’m giving away 25 years of expertise for free ::grin::

      If you want anything in the neighborhood of an e-commerce site, definitely don’t do it on .com – and WHEREVER you do it, take the time up-front to play with the themes you are considering – even if you take the sites down the next week.

      You can’t really know if it will work for you until you get your hands on it to see how easy it is to do what you want to do with it. That takes a bit of time, because you won’t know if it’s user ignorance or the theme until you’ve played around enough to understand at least the basics of how they work.

      Most of the free themes have paid versions, so if you find one that’s CLOSE, you’ll have less to tweak, and the paid version might include it already – and the support is generally good if you’re planning to upgrade to a paid theme. They’re not THAT expensive.

      Start on the theme section of WordPress until you know what you sort-of like, then go to the site of the theme designer to see what’s available for a few dollars more (google them)

      I have A TON of time into this blog – and I’m not including writing & research time either. A few hundred dollars and a month or two of exploration up front would have been WELL worth it in the long run.

      Would have saved me at least two and a half hours a day at the back end to have a platform where I didn’t have to code or tweak. (I touch type and write quickly – most of the time is getting it tweaked for the site – I have to html code every page, and even THAT has some fences around what you can do – the global CSS overwrites at will – and it’s a bubble under plastic trying to figure out what will fly THIS time ::groan::)

      Also, the time of night I am available to donate to updating content on this blog seems to be the time the tech guys do all their upgrades – which is a mess for me. Their “continuous improvements” seem to always knock some other functionality down every time – and I have to limp along (for sometimes weeks, I’ve been waiting for months to be able to use Safari again) — until they get what WAS working back the way it worked before. Really a pain – takes me SO much more time than is necessary working AROUND vs. simply working.

      Good luck to you. I don’t mean to sound negative, but I wish somebody had told ME what I’m telling you. I hope this helps.


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    • Thanks! This theme is Enterprise (can’t remember if it is a paid theme), but I did pay for custom CSS. I modified colors and links to make it “quieter.” I also changed font-sizes, headers and padding, and that nothing “blinks,” moves, or jumps out at you — to make it easier for ADDers (and others who struggle with reading) to stay tracked.

      You may also note that I use unusually short paragraphs – since most with Executive Functioning struggles must read “from rock to rock,” long paragraphs are practically unintelligible.

      Those who struggle with reading NEED the white space for cognitive assimilation, so I break paragraphs any time I can – even when most English resources would encourage grouping like content together, in a longer paragraph — and most English teachers would take points off my “grade” for my one and two sentence paragraphs 😀

      I wish American education weren’t so egocentric and truly LOUSY with language education
      — I have a bit of Spanish behind me, but NO French, so I can’t comment on your blog.

      Bummer, huh? ESPECIALLY with what we know about the neuro-protective advantages of learning additional languages before age 13 (more or less), when the brain prunes a BUNCH of unused neurons — including those needed to distinguish sounds specifically (btw-why most Japanese have SO much trouble with “l” and “r” – the latter sound is unused in their language).

      Thanks for ringing in here – don’t be shy about sharing YOUR expertise [in English, :|], even if you disagree with one or more of my assertions. I welcome with open arms ALL reports of functioning “causes and cures” for attentional dysregulations. (DO keep your links to one per comment or you’ll get spammed, however, no matter how helpful the links might have been. I can’t approve them if I don’t see them.)

      BTW – Sorry for the delay in approval and response. I have been at the ACO Conference [<==link] and *just* returned, playing catch-up as quickly as I am able.

      For me, managing at a conference (especially when I am one of the presenters) takes ALL available cognitive bandwidth, so I have *finally* learned to set my systems up in accordance to what I know, avoiding that “failure feeling” most of us know so well by avoiding overpromising and the resultant underdelivering (at least where keeping up with the blog during a conference is concerned ::BIG grin::)

      Thanks for visiting, and especially for letting me know that you DID — keep coming back,



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  10. Reblogged this on braininjuryselfrehabilitation and commented:
    Sleep is a common problem. Most people dealing with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, chronic medical conditions and injuries have difficulty with sleep. This site has a extensive list of all types of sleep problems.

    Go to the bottom of the page and click on all the links you are interested in. They include the following: Links about Sleep, Sleep Struggles & Disorders, ADD, Spectrum & Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), Apnea, Insomnia, Narcolepsy, Rarer Sleep Disorders, Other elements impacting sleep, Light, vision, and sleep … and more.

    Please leave comments as you explore these links. What is helpful and what is not? How do these sleep disorders apply to your life and situation?


  11. Wow! What an excellent list of links for sleep disorders. I will need plenty of time to read them but will reblog so others have this list. Thanks you for your dedication and time. Take care and stay safe.


    • Thanks Edie –
      I decided to share what has been a “private” resource as I research and write. Various link-lists are MY organizational strategy across most of the “so much more” categories I blog about here. Some I read carefully; some I scan and delete as not really “related,” even though interesting, only a few have turned out to be “red herrings” – totally unrealated to the search that brought them up.

      As I say in my comments before the links themselves, “no guarantees on content quality.”

      As I go down the list to read them all myself, not ALL are truly “related” (although all have some element that brought it to my attention initially – i.e. “light frequencies and sleep” etc.) I am deleting the ones that aren’t relevent, so you might want to add a quick link and a comment or two about what it is vs. “reblogging” a list that will change over time.

      Don’t feel pressured to READ them all yourself – when I source my posts from content found in a post by another I link to the original article (either in “relateds” or within the article itself), with this blog serving as sort of a “content concentrator” through the particular lense of inentional atttending — i.e., “learning to drive the very brain you were born with – even if it’s taken a few hits meanwhile.”

      Thanks ALWAYS for your ongoing support and amazingly generous come-from.



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