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Old 12-06-2012, 03:32 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by BeccaSueCongdon
I have also seen a 180* shift in daytime behavior with my DS. The sleep deprivation was really effecting his daytime behavior and our family in general. Unless you've had a child with sleep GENUINE sleep disturbances - and those caused by Nuerodevelopmental issues - you really cannot appreciate the significance/importance of having something low risk like melatonin. Yes, there ARE risks associated with the abuse of melatonin (like any other supplement). But the testing has been done on its use with children with Nuerodevelopmental challenges and the benefits have been demonstrated to outweigh the risks for those children.
Yup, I would rather use melatonin than clonidine. Much safer.

My kids have used it. Usually 1 mg does the trick.
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