I also thought that it was interesting that he said that melatonin doesn’t help initiate sleep, but rather it’s a regulator of sleep. We’ve seen melatonin put our son to sleep in minutes. For him it does appear to have the ability to bring him to sleep, not as strong as a sedative, but still pretty quickly. We’ve even seen a rage quit once his bedtime melatonin kicked in. He began to relax and fell asleep.
I wanted to share that our experience with melatonin has been completely different. First of all, my son takes a small dose before bedtime each night based on the recommendation and supervision of his doctor. For him, he’s experienced very positive results. He doesn’t have any night terrors anymore and seems to sleep much better. He also wakes up much better feeling refreshed because his sleep quality is improved. In fact, on the rare occasion that we forget to give him the melatonin, the night terrors immediately return and he has disrupted sleep.
I know the research is still out on this hormone, but it’s been very helpful for our son. I worry that Dr. Oz’s tv show will scare people from giving it a try.
What are your thoughts?
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