A lady stopped in the store the other day with her 7 year old son. She was looking for a supplement to help her son sleep. The woman also wanted something for herself, and she looked noticeably tired. Of course, I asked her why he had such a hard time sleeping at night. She said it was the ADHD drugs her son was taking.
The boy then blurts out... I stay up to midnight every night. A 7 year old boy with his mind racing, playing until 12:00am, 7 days a week. Can you imagine? I wonder why she is so tired.
I felt so bad for the kid. He just wanted to sleep. And by her quiet demeanor, the boy didn't even know he was on some drug. I asked her if she ever thought about just taking him off the ADHD stimulant. I mean, that's clearly the problem. She thought about it, but it wasn't going to happen in the near future. I didn't even want to tell her what to give him. Reluctantly, I told her about some relaxing teas.
Please parents, make drugs the last resort. When I was growing up, ADD and ADHD didn't even exist. Some kids were hyper, and some kids were poor students. There's no question that drugs can make you calm and focused, but exercise and dietary changes are the answer.
Believe me, these drugs are dangerous. Nobody knows the long term effects, or what organs are being damaged on a daily basis. Give your children DHA from fish oil, try a couple of amino acids, or start an elimination diet.
All are superior to any synthetic pharmaceutical. ............Matt