L-Theanine, ADHD & improved sleep

A recently published study had thrown some help and light for those suffering sleep disturbance as part of the ADHD spectrum of behavioural disorders.

The study is entitled: The effects of L-Theanine (Suntheanine) on Objective Sleep Quality in Boys with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): a Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Clinical Trial.

The study concludes: “This study demonstrates that 400 mg daily of L-theanine is safe and effective in improving some aspects of sleep quality in boys diagnosed with ADHD. Since sleep problems are a common co-morbidity associated with ADHD, and because disturbed sleep may be linked etiologically to this disorder, L-theanine may represent a safe and important adjunctive therapy in childhood ADHD. Larger, long-term studies looking at the wider therapeutic role of this agent in this population are warranted.”

The open source journal article is available if you want to read the scientific background.

Product link: Elthea-100 (pure Suntheanine branded L-Theanine)

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