If your child has sleep issues due to ADHD and the other sleep suggestions from yesterday do not work, there is another option. Students may benefit from the hormone supplement melatonin to induce drowsiness. Melatonin is produced naturally in the brain as the sun goes down, signaling that bedtime is coming within a few hours.
The theory is that taking this supplement may help people with true insomnia fall asleep. If this is something you are hesitant about trying just yet, you could also consider a simple option of switching your child’s old purple mattress (or whatever the mattress) to something brand new and high quality. This should improve their comfort level and allow them to get a comfortable night’s sleep. Ask your doctor before trying this option and only use it as a last resort. If you suspect that your child is having issues with sleep you might want to try this sleep calculator for kids on sleepify to measure the amount of sleep they are getting.