Greetings, fellow ADHD-ers,
I’m in my early fifties and struggle to relax. It routinely takes my hubby two minutes to fall asleep and it takes me 1-2 hours. I finally figured out the theory behind counting sheep 😉 -> if I do focused breathing — in for a count of 7, hold for 4, out for 8 — my brain stops bouncing like a pinball and I can unwind and fall asleep.
Another technique is to tighten and then relax different sets of muscles throughout your body — similar to biofeedback, it teaches you to feel and begin to command the tensing/relaxing of your body.
My dr recommended Citracal w Magnesium/Zinc, a life changer for my husband who runs and battled leg cramps.
I hope you read, learn and continue to network w others — and that you help educate neuro-typicals by sharing your experiences. I started speaking of and explaining ADHD (both seriously and with humor) and discovered quite a few colleagues in the ADHD boat.
Best wishes — keep asking, experimenting and tweaking to find what works for you.