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ADHD 

ADHD  (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by excessive activity, problems with paying extended attention and difficulties with age-appropriate behavior. ADHD can cause problems in the home, school, and other social situations. Lack of focus and ability to pay attention can result in poor school and work performance.

ADHD TIED TO CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS

There is an environmental on/off button which resets our master biological clock.  This is the blue part of the light spectrum. Exposure to excessive blue light emitted from electronic lights and screens at night, the brain suppresses the production and secretion of melatonin. This causes the brain to stay in day mode during the night while some other parts of the circadian systems in the body are well into their night mode.

Recent scientific studies show that ADHD is almost always associated with some form of sleep disorder and circadian rhythms disruption. Not being able to restore healthy sleep patterns and circadian rhythms can compound the characteristic problems of ADHD. Scientific research shows that virtual darkness therapy can improve sleep quality and harmonize the circadian rhythms.

 

ADHD is almost always associated with some form of sleep disorder and circadian rhythms disruption.

Blocking The Blue Light

Research indicates that eliminating the blue light to create virtual darkness helps in significant reduction of anxiety and improvement of sleep quality.

In some studies, melatonin advanced the circadian rhythms of sleep-wake and endogenous melatonin enhanced total time asleep in children with ADHD and chronic sleep onset insomnia. 

Exposure to blue light during the late evening hours can exasperate many sleep disorders. Better sleep equals better health. Rigorous scheduling of sleep and timing of other environmental cues are ways to entrain the circadian rhythms and to regulate the sleep pattern.

Synchronizing the circadian rhythms with the natural environmental can be of great health benefits. The hormone melatonin plays an essential role in regulating sleep cycles and the 24-hour circadian rhythms.

 

 

ADHD

Exposure to blue light during the late evenings can exasperate many sleep disorders.

HOW CIRCADIAN EYEWEAR CAN HELP ADHD

Wearing Circadian Eyewear 2 hours before regularly scheduled sleep time is extremely helpful with putting the mind at ease and promoting timely sleep. Our tested blue blocking lens ORPHEUS eliminates all potent blue light from reaching the eyes which results in production and secretion of melatonin after about half an hour. You can stay active before sleep while the glasses help to entrain the body’s biological master clock to the night/dark period.

If you suffer from delayed sleep phase disorder, wear Circadian Eyewear to gradually adjust your sleep time. Use intervals of 1 hour until you have achieved a well-regulated and scheduled time for your sleep.

Circadian Eyewear Collection

 

 

RESEARCH REGARDING ADHD TIED TO CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS

Research from PubMed

Effect of melatonin on sleep, behavior, and cognition in ADHD and chronic sleep-onset insomnia

Treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder insomnia with blue wavelength light-blocking glasses

Delayed sleep timing and symptoms in adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a controlled actigraphy study.

Review of the Possible Relationship and Hypothetical Links Between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and the Simple Sleep Related Movement

Research Sources