Saturday, June 4, 2011


I was using the over the counter melatonin for my Aspie son for a few months and it did absolutely nothing! I went to our Paediatrician asking for a script telling him I was using the OTC type and he said it is like a drop in the ocean and my son may as well be taking a placebo. Anyway, the compounded melatonin we get on script from the chemist is a complete godsend in this house! My Aspie son was completely was doing my head in over his sleep issues. For the first 3 years of his life he screamed all day and night and hardly slept. We went to the sleep clinic when he was 3 and my next child was about 15 months. My younger one was sorted in that week, but my Aspie son continued on with his screaming. He eventually learnt to sleep through the night after months of us hardening up and ignoring him in the end (which felt like torture), but he still took hours upon hours to fall to sleep. He hated going to bed as he KNEW he wasn't going to be able to sleep. Within 3 days of the REAL melatonin on script he would drop off within 30 mins and he continues to go sleep easily after 5 months on it most nights. He is now happy to go to bed (as he knows he will go to sleep!!) and sometimes asks go to bed, which he never did prior to Melatonin. I could not recommend Melatonin enough in this household. It is liquid gold! I also take Melatonin now for sleep. I have been an insomniac since a child. The melatonin really helps me drop off. I still wake to noise and toilet stops, but go back to sleep a lot easier most nights and don’t wake anymore at the drop of a pin!

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