Ds's psychologist mentioned the possibility of melatonin...but I'm not sure if ds really meets the criteria for needing it, lol. That sounds funny, i can't explain what I mean. Basically, ds sleeps all right (I'd say 8-9 hours most nights and he's 8.5 years old)...he's always slept a little less than average. Sometimes his allergies make it hard for him to sleep, and sometimes his anxieties do...but for the most part he falls asleep pretty quickly. We've had long stretches where he might take an hour or more to fall asleep, but that hasn't happened in a long time and since starting school it's taking him about 15-30 minutes each night. The reason he might benefit from it is he never feels or acts tired. He doesn't like going to bed. He often wakes early. I think most of his sleep problems are due to fears and allergies, not an actual sleep issue...but not sure. Would it be worth trying?
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9/30/10 at 11:59am