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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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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

    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).

    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.


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

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

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

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