ADHD Lullaby™ Music – Instructions
ADHD Lullaby™ Music is not just an album of calming music — it is a revolutionary advancement in the functional use of sound, using principles from neuroscience, to help children with ADHD fall asleep faster.
Everything within the album has a purpose — the arraignment of the songs, the use of musical tension, the song’s key (or root note), each song’s tempo, moods, as well as both rhythmic and non-rhythmic components all serve a specific purpose. The album is designed to be played in order. Do not play the album in shuffle mode as it will not work as intended.
This album is intended for children; the ideal age range is 6-13. This is because the average sleeping heart rate of a child is much faster than an adult’s. Children younger than age 6 will have faster sleeping heart rates with infants having extremely fast sleeping heart rates. If you, or your child, do not fall into this age range of 6-13 you will likely not fall asleep as fast as the album is intended. You will likely find the album calming.
Best Practices (Digital or Streaming)
If you are listening to ADHD Lullaby™ Music on an electronic device through a digital music service the suggested best practice is to play the album from start to finish regardless if your child falls asleep on the 1st song or 15th. Once the album has completed playing play songs 10-15 on repeat throughout the night. You can do this by creating a personal playlist in your device. Alternately if you subscribe to Apple Music or Spotify you can search for the playlist ADHD Lullaby – Sustained Sleep (Apple Music / Spotify).
Best Practices (Compact Disc)
If you are listening to ADHD Lullaby™ on Compact Disc the suggested best practice is to play the album from start to finish regardless of when your child falls asleep. Once your child falls asleep play any song (from songs 10-15) on repeat throughout the night.
Headphone & Stereo Recommendations
If your child will wear headphones and listen to ADHD Lullaby™ Music this is ideal. This is because some of the frequencies embedded in the music are isolated in each ear — it also sounds better as certain musical elements are panned to either the left or right. If headphones are not available, the child won’t wear them, or the child won’t fall asleep with headphones on there is only a slight loss of effect.
Second to headphones, a stereo system is preferred to a single (mono) speaker playing device. A stereo system will generally have a left and right speaker. When placing the speakers for optimal use try to place the speaker so the speakers flank the the bed rather than both speakers being on only one side. This will help deliver the isolated frequencies to the proper ear and the music will be more pleasing.
Note (added March 2020): I am a really big fan of the Sonos One speaker. It will optimize itself to the room it's in for the optimal sound. They're a little pricey but really good.
When selecting headphones or speaker systems it is recommended you not select a system which adds bass of music it plays. Many “popular” headphones and bluetooth speakers will add bass to the music. ADHD Lullaby™ Music has already been equalized based on neuroscience — a speaker which adds bass will distort the embedded frequencies of ADHD Lullaby™ Music and potentially reduce the efficacy of the music. The best (and usually best priced) headphones and speakers to use with ADHD Lullaby™ Music are studio (professional recording) headphones and speakers. You can buy a quality pair of studio headphones for $100 or less at any pro-audio store on the internet.