Melatonin

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Registered: 06-27-2005
Melatonin
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Thu, 09-03-2009 - 11:28am

So, DS doesn't have HUGE problems with sleeping.

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Registered: 06-10-2007
In reply to: mamma2stephen
Thu, 09-03-2009 - 12:54pm

HI


Melatonin will help him go to sleep, but it won't "keep" him asleep. I would start low, the lowest dose possible and work up from there. My DD takes 1/3 of 1 mg, and it works great.

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Registered: 09-14-2009
In reply to: mamma2stephen
Mon, 09-14-2009 - 7:36pm
My son's pediatrician recommended melatonin for his inability to sleep. We give him 1/2 of a 1 mg tablet about 20 min. before bedtime. He's 9 with a slight build (55 lbs.) and that does the trick for him. He's wide-eyed and refreshed in the morning; no grogginess. We withhold it in the summer, but he can't fall asleep until almost 11, which isn't a big deal in the summertime. :)
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Registered: 10-01-2007
In reply to: mamma2stephen
Sun, 09-20-2009 - 10:53am

We give my 11 year old 5mg of Melatonin a night and it helps keep him asleep all night. before that he would get up every couple of hours and couldn't sleep through the night.