According to researchers from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands, children who live in the sunniest areas are less likely to suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than others. Scientists also believe that the sun’s rays protect the nervous system of children from various negative factors.
Dutch scientists have found that in the sunniest areas there are very few children who suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. They came to this conclusion after studying a map of the United States and nine other countries, shaded by the number of manifestations of ADHD per person and finding out how many sunny days in these areas during the year.
At the same time, even taking into account other factors affecting the development of ADHD, the ratio between the number of sunny days and children who suffer from this disorder was still very noticeable. Scientists decided to test their theory on children suffering from autism or depression. However, in this case, the amount of sunlight did not matter.
According to study author Dr. Martin Arns , the beneficial effects of the sun on the incidence of ADHD in children can be explained by the biological clock. It is known that the treatment of sleep disorders includes the normalization of circadian rhythms, one of its types is light therapy, the effectiveness of which has previously been tested for symptoms of this disorder.
For ADHD victims living in some of the sunniest places on the planet, experts have some recommendations. So, in the classroom, you need to install more windows and on sunny days walk more outside with children so that they can receive the maximum amount of radiation that is useful for their psyche. Of course, do not forget about the use of sunscreen.