Kelly - posted on 11/04/2008 ( 58 moms have responded )
Is anyone using melatonin for their children's sleep issues? My almost 4 year old has severe ADHD. She takes stim meds twice a day and she has real problems going to sleep at night. She doesn't have a problem going to bed but she will just lay in her bed playing for 2-3 hours at least. She stills gets up early in the morning too. Her doctor told me I could start giving her melatonin at night so I went and bought some. I have been giving her 3mg at night and it doesn't seem to be helping at all. Should I go up on the dose and how much? I know that taking to much can cause the reverse effect or it can cause nightmares, so I am not sure where to go from here. Any help from someone with knowledge about or experience with melatonin will be greatly appreciated. I just want to see my baby get a good nights sleep and not wake up in the mornings with dark circles under her eyes. :( Thanks in advance!