The Story That Became a Lullaby
In 2014, after working for more than a decade as a financial planner Bryan decided he needed a career change. He sold his financial planning practice to pursue his childhood dream of becoming a law enforcement officer. He went to work for the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in Phoenix, Arizona as a Deputy Sheriff.
In 2016, while working a DUI patrol task force he was shot in the line of duty. During the months that followed while recovering from the injuries he pickup a guitar for the first time. He started taking lessons and quickly became an obsessed student of the guitar and music theory.
All the while, his oldest son, Cale, has a "pretty good case of ADHD." To help him with his ADHD, Cale takes medication. These medications work very well for him; Cale is a happy kid, gets good grades, and is a phenomenal golfer (https://instagram.com/calewisdagolf). One of the side effects of this medication though causes him to struggle with sleep. It is was not unheard of for Bryan or his wife to have to spend 2-3 hours a night, every night, to help Cale get to sleep.
One night, while trying to help Cale get to sleep Bryan took his guitar into Cale's room and started playing. He wasn't playing any song per se but rather just practicing, or 'noodling' around as Bryan calls it, playing random notes in various scales. He noticed this helped Cale fall asleep.
The next night he tried the same thing, playing random notes, and noticed similar result.
Totally, baffled by the phenomena of Cale falling asleep faster Bryan enlisted the help a friend who is a psychiatrist. He asked his friend why playing these random notes helped Cale fall asleep. Together they concluded that by playing random notes Cale's mind was confused as it searched for a pattern as most Western Music is based on pattern. Because his mind couldn't find a pattern it prevented Cale's mind from wandering thus allowing him to relax his mind easier.
From there, with the help of his friend the psychiatrist, Bryan began reading countless articles and academic research articles on every topic he could on the subject of sleep, music theory, neuroscience, hypnosis, meditation, etc. Together they concluded after testing various theories the most effective way to help children with ADHD overcome the side effects of these medications is to play random notes, in key, over a simple standard chord progression and embed within the music 3 very specific frequencies used in neuroscience. These frequencies are commonly used by neuroscientists to help people relax and/or fall asleep.
Bryan then recorded his first song based on this research. The song was titled Cale's Lullaby. Not only did it significantly help Cale fall asleep faster but helped other kids with ADHD fall asleep faster too. From there he committed to recording a full length album to specifically help children with ADHD fall asleep faster. This album, titled ADHD Lullaby, was released in February 2019.
Shortly after its release, ADHD Lullaby, became the #1 New Release in Children's Lullabies on Amazon.com for 3 consecutive months (March-May 2019). Then in July 2019, ADHD Lullaby reached the Billboard Charts in the New Age Album Category and has been in the consecutive Top 10 since.
Thousands and thousands of children with ADHD have used the album ADHD Lullaby to help them get to sleep faster at night and stay asleep through the night. Read some of the reviews in this website's reviews tab -- these reviews will melt your heart.
Bryan has filed a patent on the recording method used to produce ADHD Lullaby. This same recording method can be used to produce music to help teenagers and adults sleep as well as having applications in the area of focus, relaxation, and deep meditation.
Bryan will soon be releasing more music in 2020 including a full-length sleep album for adults with ADHD.
ABOUT ADHD LULLaby™
ADHD Lullaby was self-released on February 15, 2019.
Record Label: Zezz Music Ltd.
Instruments & Equipment: Gibson, 6by9 Custom Guitars, Fender, Vox Amplification, PRS Amplifiers, Ernie Ball, ProTools, Akai, Casio, Boss, DOD, MXR, JHS, Ibanez, ElectroHarmonix, Mooer, Korg, Roger Linn Design, Dunlop, Focusrite, Sennheiser, JBL, Eventide, FabFilter, Slate Digital, SoundToys, Scuffham, Waves, Apple Computer
Special Thanks: Sarah, Cale, & Dane, Kim Prince & Proven Media, Ira Schwartz, Nick Jensen, Bruce Garnitz, Dr. Edward Hallowell, and Dan Perlmutter