Why can’t I fall asleep even though my mind is all blank?

As a doctor once told me, the bedroom should be for two things only: sleeping and sex. This strengthens your association between the bedroom and sleep. When it is finally time for bedtime, dark and cool environments are typically the best for most people. And, of course, no screens. “A quiet, dark, and cool environment can help promote sound slumber,” recommends the Division of Sleep at Harvard Medical School. “To achieve such an environment, lower the volume of outside noise with earplugs or a “white noise” appliance.”


Then again people with ADHD may get tired easily. Some reasons may be the fatigue of having hyperfocus, the associated sleep problems and the constant effort required to stay focused.

“Use heavy curtains, blackout shades, or an eye mask to block light, a powerful cue that tells the brain that it’s time to wake up. Keep the temperature comfortably cool—between 60 and 75°F—and the room well ventilated. And make sure your bedroom is equipped with a comfortable mattress and pillows.” http://healthysleep.med.harvard.edu/healthy/getting/overcoming/tips

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