A higher bedtime resistance is found in children with ADHD.
The Red LED Light will assist in combating this resistance by inducing the production of melatonin, ultimately allowing the child to settle and become drowsy.
It is found that the ‘rapid eye movement’ phase of sleep, or REM cycle is faced with significantly more disturbances than a child that does not have ADHD.
Frequent disturbances of the REM cycle of sleep can affect daytime behaviour, this includes cognitive functions.
Cognitive functions are the mental processes that enable us to perform our tasks and routines. Cognitive functions make it possible for an individual to travel through the world while receiving, storing, altering, repossessing and working through information allowing them to interact with the people and places around them.
Pink Noise during sleep assists with the deeper phases of sleep, as well as having a positive effect on the cognitive functions. Due to these aspects being problem areas of sleep for those who have ADHD, you can see improvements with the use of these functions.
Pink Noise during the daytime help with focus. Combining this with the Green LED Light which helps with moods and alertness, you could see improvement when moods drop, or focus is required during times like homework.
Other considerations with ADHD are food allergies and sensitivities to some artificial colours and sweeteners.
Opting for meals replacements or supplementations of FFA (Free Fatty Acids) can help reduce the hyperactivity of children and adults.
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