How Caffeine Affects Sleep

How Caffeine Affects Sleep

  How many times growing up do you remember hearing your parents tell you “no more soda today, that caffeine isn’t good for you?” Meanwhile, they were sipping on their own soda…or coffee…or energy drink. Here’s the thing: caffeine is not good for sleep, for...
How Does Sleep Affect ADHD – and Vice Versa?

How Does Sleep Affect ADHD – and Vice Versa?

  Beware: this blog is purely Kirk off the wall. However, I think my logic is pretty inescapable here.  Is your kid diagnosed with ADHD? Or maybe they seem like they might get that diagnosis soon? Whether it’s a child or an adult who’s got ADHD, there are a lot...
How Puberty Affects Sleep

How Puberty Affects Sleep

Sleep and puberty: how things change The first thing I want to make clear here is that there is a huge difference between kids and adolescents.  That’s no different when it comes to how their body deals with sleep.  When a kid starts going through puberty to become an...
How Much Melatonin is Safe for Kids?

How Much Melatonin is Safe for Kids?

Melatonin production & function Melatonin supplementation is something I’ve always tried to dissuade people from, and for kids it’s no different.  The supplements we see on the market today are far more than what we need – even as adults....
How Can You Help Your Teenager Sleep More?

How Can You Help Your Teenager Sleep More?

It seems like teenagers are on one end or the other on the sleep spectrum. Either they are constantly sleeping, or they never want to shut their eyes. I got this question from a concerned mother on Instagram about her sons that are on Team No-Sleep: “Could you PLEASE...