Does Mindfulness Help ADHD?

As defined by, “ Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.”

For an individual struggling with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), this can be very difficult. The ADHD mind, which can be rushed by nature and overrun with information, is the exact opposite of mindfulness.meditation 428382 640

A recent study published in Behavioural Neurology and highlighted in...

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5 Ways Reading Before Bed Can Help You Sleep.

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Is your busy ADHD brain causing you to lose sleep? 

You have done everything correct leading up to your bedtime. You have a consistent routine, good sleep hygiene, a dark room, and you even unplugged yourreading in bed electronics.  However, when your head hits the pillow your brain is still racing and keeping you from falling asleep. If you have ADHD this is likely to be something you experience.  You are not alone.

One way you can relax the mind...

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How do I read if I have ADHD?

The ability to read and reading comprehension is critical to all areas of our lives.  However, reading can be especially difficult for children struggling with ADHD. These difficulties may stem from their inability to pay attention to low stimuli activities.  However, there are many other cognitive skills that are necessary to be a strong reader such as processing speed, impulse control, memory, etc.  These skills are also often weak for children with ADHD.reading struggle

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The Best Exercise to Help Improve Impulse Control

Children and adults with ADHD are often caring and sensitive individuals. However, poor impulse control can often make it difficult for them to interact appropriately with their peers, teachers, or family. Impulse control is part of executive function and allows us to stop, think, and then act. Without the ability to control your actions, you might be labeled unruly, inconsiderate, or aggressive. The good news is that impulse control can be learned with the appropriate tools.


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