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Hi !! My 13 y/o old daughter has trouble sleeping. I heard about melatonin and was wondering if this will help her and how many milligrams should I give her. She is over 100 lbs currently. Thanks for all your help:)

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dongski41

Asked by dongski41 at 10:56 AM on Jan. 7, 2011 in Teens (13-17)

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  • My son would take 6-12 mgs of melatonin when he was that age
    Zakysmommy

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 10:58 AM on Jan. 7, 2011

  • Ask her doctor before you give it to her. Some of the side effects are pretty bad (like vivid nightmares).
    CraftingMama

    Answer by CraftingMama at 10:59 AM on Jan. 7, 2011

  • Also try 5-htp. It will help her sleeping as well. It helps promote serotonin and worked great for me. You can find it in any store that sells vits.

    jen2774161

    Answer by jen2774161 at 11:00 AM on Jan. 7, 2011

  • Talk to a doctor. Melatonin has been linked to infertility issues.
    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 11:03 AM on Jan. 7, 2011

  • I am not a fan of giving children hormones.

    Try chamomile tea before bed, or valerian root.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 1:20 PM on Jan. 7, 2011

  • Do NOT give her anything without talking to a doctor firs, even "naturally" things. Try NO tv or electronics, computer 30-60 minutes before bed, a warm shower or bath before bed. Reading, a dark, quiet room. Try running a fan or white noise machine to block out noise.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:25 PM on Jan. 7, 2011

  • No more than 3 milligrams and not more than occasionally. Give her for a couple of nights to get her sleep patterns back and then not again for a while.
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 10:27 PM on Jan. 7, 2011

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