has anyone ever used melatonin for sleep? my friend's autistic child is having great success with it and i wondered if anyone else had had any experience of it
18 Nov 2010
I took melatonin to sleep and it didn't work too well for me. The only thing it did for me was give me headaches. I have had friends use it and they love it. I guess it works differently for everyone. I recently read an article where a doctor has his patients drink cherry juice for insomnia. I guess you drink an 8 oz glass in the morning and another 8 oz glass before bedtime. If you do a search online about cherry juice and insomnia you can get more info. I haven't tried it yet but I'm definitely going to. Ive tried everything else. Good luck!
18 Nov 2010
My son has taken Melatonin before at 11 yrs old. His body clock was all mixed up and his pediatrician suggested it. He took it also because he had anxiety. It got his body back to normal time of sleep and it relaxed him before sleep. Take it half and hour before bed. He now only uses it when he need it. Good luck!
30 Nov 2010
some people do use it with great success but ive been taking 12mgs a night for the past 6 months with no success(started at 6mg) but then again ive tried stronger meds with no success the only thing that ever worked good for me was marijuana, wish i could still smoke it, i really miss her and need her at times but i know i gotta be a grown up now, lol
18 Jan 2011
hello cazraven, my daughter who is now 8 was using it, she had seizure activity at the time and adhd behavior. Melantonin is a natural relaxant opposed to taking prescribed medication. It would work well for her she was calm and slept well and when she wake up for school she was much almer to deal with instead of fussy, emotionally unstable, non-cooperative for her her episodes was mainly in the morning. vtech10
30 Jan 2011
I have taken melatonin in the past for sleeping and sometimes it worked and sometimes it did not but most of the time it did. Side effects are weird dreams but as long as you know it is related to the melatonin you mind can adjust. I do not know how this works for children. I am a 57 year old man who has a history of drug medications that my doctors constantly prescribe. Due to back pain issues they have prescribed me sleeping medications but I want to go back to the melatonin and some good exercise I hope, if my body can tolerate the exercise. This is just 'food for thought'. Thanks troops, you provide some useful information.
14 Feb 2011
I was introduced to melatonin by an emergency room doctor. I hadn't been able to sleep for literally 5-6 days. The doctor just happened to be into natural remedies and NOT your average pill-pushing doctor. I'm used to the pill-pushing doctors , so I was skeptical but desperate. He prescribed melatonin, I purchased it and it worked! Ive never taken vitamins because I get my nutrients from a balanced diet, but melatonin IS the exception. Works the same, if not better than any sleep aid out there. I say this from first hand experience.
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