Anyone using melatonin to regulate....m

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Anyone using melatonin to regulate....m
Thu, 08-28-2003 - 6:35pm
sleep cycle? My ds 5.4,is a very good sleeper,he's in bed at 9:00 p.m. and up around 8:00 a.m on Summer, during school days we wake-him up an half an hour earlier, to avoid rushing him to get dress.Last June, we tried Ritalin 5mg. and Dexedrine 5mg., that's when he started being up till 10:30-11:00, we still put him to bed at 9:00, but we still hear him talking to his "friends"( stuff animals till 10:00-11:00) The meds. didn't do him any good but created the sleep problem.:( I don't give him any meds. anymore because of it, and of the bad side-effects that he had from them, this is one route, I don't plan on taking anymore, he's doing fine with vitamin therapy, and behavior modifications, he doesn't really have any disturbing behaviors.) anyway, my question is, if you use Mealtonin, what is the dosage you usually use?, and for how long does it take for the normal sleep pattern to come back? I've only given my ds once,(1 mg.) and it sure helped.