Solve YOUR Adult ADHD Puzzle - Sleep & Medication

At your own pace. In your own space.

Course 2 in the curriculum – the Physical Strategies (Sleep, Medication, Nutrition, & Exercise) to continue solving your puzzle.

Thanks to Gina’s help, I feel I’m finally on the right path, at age 39! Gina is a rare find: funny, insightful and educated, well-written, and empathetic. Straightforward but caring. Really, really rare and awesome!

Jack D. - California

Got a feeling that your physician is missing something when it comes to prescribing or understanding your sleep challenges? You're probably right.

Therapy, tips, tricks, coaching, timers….typically go only so far.  You might go further if you could first get better sleep—and better results from medication.

Take a deep dive into ADHD as a Physical Issue in Course 2 of my online program—one that is revolutionizing consumer knowledge and self-advocacy.

Sophisticated science and clinical concepts — made simple, not simplistic. And step-by-step practical.

Truly life-changing. Even life-saving. Essential. Original.

For Individuals, couples, professionals

I can’t wait to share this rare knowledge with you! Check out free Preview lessons below!

Gina Pera

Imagine How It Feels​...

Solving Those Life-Draining, Beneath-Your-Intelligence, Ridiculous Challenges...
(You know which ones I mean!)​

First, Sleep

After years of sleep struggles, maybe you’re resigned. 

Doctors might attribute your sleep issues to X, Y, and Z. But did best efforts in those directions  significantly improve things?

Taking a stimulant medication might have made things worse. But what if:
  • It wasn’t the right medication for you? 
  • It was re-bounding in the evening, making it harder to even get into the bed?  
  • You’d get more restorative sleep if stimulant medication was active throughout the night?  (Maybe help  Restless Legs and Sleep Apnea, too?)
Chances are good: You don’t have to choose between sleep or daytime functioning. 

ADHD sleep issues aren’t just one thing. What you need is an integrated strategy that addresses your issues — not an ADHD stereotype’s.

What about Medication?

The Internet bombards us with information — much of it conflicting.  Who can we trust?

Plus —so many choices! But wait!  Having choices is a good thing.

People with ADHD aren’t clones. Some respond beautifully to one Rx—and horribly to another.

In this course, we tame the complexity with a streamlined 7-step approach.

It’s based on the best clinical standards. The ones prescribers should be following—but many do not.

You deserve
 to benefit from what top clinicians know works best!

Together, We Piece Together Solid Solutions — Focusing on Sleep and Medication

Talk about Catch-22s!

Even given best intentions, ADHD symptoms can sabotage healthy habits around diet, exercise, and sleep. Even managing ADHD itself! 

Understanding the “why” is the first step. Then implement the “how.”

Remember!  ADHD is about so much more than “behavior.”  Behavior is the tip of the iceberg—what we see.

From core ADHD symptoms to sleep disorders to hypertension, obesity, and even physical coordination, the physical affects the behavioral—and vice-versa!

You’ll see how medication and sleep typically work in balance — that is:

  • Medication treats ADHD symptoms, not sleep deficits
  • ADHD presents particular sleep challenges—requiring targeted approaches (it’s not all melatonin and CPAP!)
  • Medication will be more effective, with fewer side effects, once sleep debts are paid.
  • Sounds complicated? It is! But I simplified it so you don’t have to!
Improving sleep and taking medication improves ADHD symptoms  and Executive Functions. That means you can better learn new skills and habits.

But your efforts might pay off far beyond that— to positive changes with hearing, reading, coordination, sensory sensitivity, physical health—and even a better sense of time.  (What?  Yes, it’s true.  Maybe avoiding Alzheimer’s, too.)

Suddenly, your personal Adult ADHD Puzzle Pieces start falling into place!

My mission with this course:

  • Boosting your confidence in working pro-actively with your prescriber
  • Taking charge of issues you always assumed, “I just have to live with.”
  • Giving you better access to your intelligence, abilities, skills, and higher-order brain functions such as empathy and cooperation.
Action Steps guide you every step of the way. Take with you to doctor visits!

In One Course, with 6 Clear Steps,
You Will Learn:

Noting Your Normal

Get a sense of your starting points—that is, your  daily routine around sleep, nutrition, exercise & medication (if already prescribed).

Sleep - Learning About ADHD-Related Issues

Break down global  “ADHD challenges with sleep” into what might be your or your ADHD Partner’s specific issues.

Sleep - Implementing a 7-Step Strategy

We can’t expect one-size fits-all answers or remedies, but we can follow this basic trouble-shooting strategy to help you optimize your sleep.

Thinking About Diet and Exercise

What’s typically good for those with ADHD is good for all of us. But there are a few distinct highlights for ADHD.

Medication - Answering Common Questions

We start by clarifying important issues so you can more confidently work with your prescriber to optimize medication.

Optimizing Medication with the 7 Ds Strategy

This strategy isn’t just about starting medication, but optimizing – getting the best possible results. 

We Rode the ADHD Roller Coaster— So You Don't Have To​

My husband received his ADHD diagnoses decades ago—thanks to me puzzling the pieces when almost no one was talking about it.

Ever since, I’ve worked to create awareness, improve treatment outcomes, and support others riding the ADHD Roller Coaster.

With an online community that just welcomed its 10,000th member, I’ve listened to thousands of stories and struggles – and lived a few myself! I know where you get stuck AND how to help you clear your path.

With this course, I’ve combined the science and best clinical standards with my decades of experience, and created a methodical framework for slowing that ADHD Roller Coaster—or at least making it a more enjoyable ride!

Learn more about my credentials below.

Questions for

The Spouse or Other Loved One....

If you answered YES to any of these questions, this course is for you!

I’m a believer. Gina’s given me hope and I am ready to do whatever it takes to get my life back on track. For now, that means I won’t be paying $5,000 for an intensive-outpatient program for substance-use. I’m understanding now that I don’t have an “addictive personality”; I have ADHD. And until I address that, that program won’t work any better than previous ones.

Jerry D. - Florida

Solve your adult adhd puzzle - physical strategies

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  • Leading since 2004 the first online group for the partners of adults with ADHD—10,000 members and 14,000 posts to date
  • Leading two face-to-face groups in Silicon Valley for 15 years: One for adults with ADHD, one for the partners and other loved ones
  • Conducting the first and most comprehensive survey on Adult ADHD and relationships, with findings included in Dr. Russell Barkley’s clinical guide
  • Blogging at ADHD Roller Coaster, the first website on adult ADHD, where since 2008 I’ve covered the research and real-life issues and provided critical, original guidance on the Concerta generics issue, genetic-testing for ADHD, and more.
  • Attending and presenting at high-level conferences on ADHD, including internationally
  • Reading hundreds of published research papers

Published work:

  • Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.?  Endorsed by a Who’s Who of preeminent experts
  • “Counseling Couples with ADHD”:  the first-ever chapter couple therapy in the 4th revision of Russell Barkley, PhD’s clinical handbook
  • Adult ADHD-Focused Couple Therapy: Clinical Interventions — with Arthur L. Robin, PhD, the first clinical guide for treating ADHD-challenged couples, based on a merging of evidence-based strategies for Adult ADHD and for couple therapy.

Disclosure: No conflicts of interest.
For 22 y ears now, I’ve supported the use of medication as the single-most effective means of managing ADHD. But I have never accepted pharmaceutical industry support of any kind. 
 Industry funding of research can be a good thing, when researchers have integrity and disclose the funding.  With what we see online and elsewhere, however, there is less and less disclosure, even with licensed mental-health professionals.