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While stimulants are the first-line treatment for ADHD, there are plenty of situations where it may not be the right option for you right now (or ever). For this reason, many ADHD’ers look to the supplement market for help. The abundance of available products is overwhelming, and how do you know if any of this stuff works?
Inspired by my preschooler’s success with Accentrate, I gave the adult formula a try. While not a drastic transformation, Accentrate 110 provided enough relief that I was able to go off a stimulant that had been giving me side effects. It’s a solid choice for those considering natural ADHD treatment. As always, consult your doctor before trying Accentrate. Read my full review of Accentrate 110.
Happy Dance CBD Bath Bomb
Lightly scented with ginger and grapefruit, these bath bombs also are infused with coconut oil, cocoa butter and CBD (60 mg). To achieve the full effect, I use two bombs and soak for at least 15 minutes. At $15 a box for four bath bombs, it works out to $7.50 a soak if you’re using two. It’s not chump change, but I’ve spent much more on way less helpful things.
After a lot of digging I learned that most 100 mg bath bombs started at least in the $10 price point. I even considered making my own bath bombs, but finally concluded that it was worth the investment to not have to turn my kitchen into a chemistry lab when Happy Dance already has it figured out. Read my full Happy Dance review.
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BetterHelp Online Therapy
In the era of COVID-19, it’s even more important to have access to this person remotely and regardless of whether you have health insurance. And even though I have a very good therapist, sometimes I’m not able to get in right away. Although I have a local therapist now, there are times when I’ve looked to BetterHelp (aff) for my immediate therapy needs.
All counselors are licensed, accredited professionals. Their monthly subscription model could be more affordable than traditional therapy options currently available to you. If not, financial aid is available to those who qualify. You can communicate with your therapist as often as you want and whenever you feel it’s needed via text, talk, phone, & video.
Steps to Get Started
1. Complete the questionnaire
2. They’ll match you with your counselor
3. Review your counselors profile
4. Send your first message
5. Schedule a video or phone session
Here’s an interview I did with therapist Haesue Jo of BetterHelp on how to know if a therapist is a good fit.
Mosaic Weighted Blankets
Weighted blankets like Mosaic use deep touch pressure to help you relax and sleep better. The weight within the blanket lowers stress and cortisol, and creates a calm feeling by raising serotonin levels in the brain. My favorite one is this Lavender Minky Weighted Blanket.
Weighted blankets can help a variety of conditions, including insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder, restless leg syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder. It can improve sleep quality, help you relax, reduce stress, relieve discomfort, and encourage general well being and mental health.
Therapeutically, weighted blankets provide deep pressure stimulation, which can help whose with anxiety, sensory processing disorders, sleep disorders, ADHD, autism, PTSD, and more.
If you need help choosing a blanket, check out this handy guide.
I am a massively huge fan of Brain.fm (aff). One of my closest friends (who NEVER buys subscriptions) recommended it to me and I’ve been a heavy user ever since. Originally, I was only using the Focus channel (beach sounds) while I worked, but now I pretty much frequent all of their channels, which also include Relax, Sleep, Recharge, and Meditate.
One of the things I like best about Brain.fm is that it’s backed by science. Through a patented process they have coined “phase locking,” Brain.fm’s music and sounds are optimized for “allowing populations of neurons to engage in various kinds of coordinated activity.” I’ve been using this link for years for focus and it starts working in 15 minutes – use this link for a free 3-day trial. (aff)
Here’s an interview I did with Dan Clark, CEO of Brain.fm!
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