What is ADD/ADHD?
Attention Deficit (with or without hyperactivity) Disorder (ADD/ADHD), is a medical diagnosis made in children and teenagers that suffer from inattention (inability to focus), easy distractibility, poor organization skills, impulsivity, and possible hyperactivity.
It is estimated that ADD/ADHD affects over 6 million children and teenagers in the US which is over 9% of the pediatric population. As many as 2/3rds of these children also have other behavioral or emotional issues including anxiety, depression, and sleep issues.
You are probably asking, how can Good Day Chocolate help my child and/or teenager with ADD/ADHD? Some of the answers may surprise you, let's talk about our Sleep Chocolate, but see here for how our Calm Chocolate or even our Energy products may be able to help.
Melatonin, Sleep and ADD/ADHD
Many children and teenagers with ADD/ADHD (maybe as many as 50% of them!) suffer from insomnia, problems falling asleep, and poor sleep quality. Melatonin has been shown to improve many of these issues for children and teenagers with ADD/ADHD, and is safe for short term use.
Melatonin may reduce the time it takes to fall asleep, improve the overall time of sleeping through the night, and also improve the overall quality of sleep. At 1mg of melatonin per piece of chocolate, Good Day Chocolate Kid’s Sleep (taken 20-30 minutes before bedtime) is ideally suited to support your child or teenager with their sleep issues.
So there you have it, another way that Good Day Chocolate can help support your child or teenager with ADD/ADHD - I guess that’s why we call ourselves “Chocolate with Benefits!”