Does anyone know of any sleep aides for children? My son has Autism w/ Insomnia

Theresa - posted on 08/21/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I have a 5 year old son with Autism w/ Insomnia and Adhd.. we just moved to Louisiana and since he doesn't have his insurance card yet he cant be seen by a doctor to get his meds to help him sleep.I tried his old doctor just to get a prescription and since we are out of state they cant help. Does anyone know of a sleep aid for children?? I feel so bad for him last night he went to sleep at 4am and its 6pm and he still hasn't got the energy to wake up. Does anyone know of any herbal meds he can take? The pharmacist told me Benadryl but all that does is make him more hyper.

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Katherine - posted on 08/21/2012

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Melatonin works very well and it's all natural. You can find it in the grocery store.

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Katherine - posted on 08/21/2012

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I give it to my 3 year old because she is so hyper. I give her 1mg. Otherwise she's up until 10pm and get's up at 6:30. She's a bear!





ETA: You may want to talk to your doctor about the dosage.

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