The light-dark cycle doesn’t always go as it should in some children and adults with ADHD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, reports ABC33.

UAB Professor of Psychiatry, Dr. Rachel Fargason says, “What happens is light enters your eye and goes through a neurologic trek. It goes through your brain and tells you that it’s daytime and when everything works as it should, the master clock synchronizes the body and says it’s morning time then you wake up.