My 5 year old son started with night terrors when he was around 1. He still has them although they are not nearly as frequent but still has issues at night. He goes to bed between 7:30-8:00 every night but sometimes at 10:30-11 his is still awake. When he finally falls asleep, he wakes up a few hrs later for a drink, tells me hes hungry or that he wants a hug. No matter what time he falls a sleep, he is always up early. This happens a few times every night. The DR suggest I try 1 mg of melatonin. He is going to Kindergarten in Sept and I don't want these sleep patterns to affect him in school. I was just hoping for some feed back (Positive and Negative) before I try it.
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