In an act of sheer frustration I decided to try some thing new before bedtime with dd , she is 4. For some unknown reason, for several weeks, every night, when she gets into bed, she seems to get this crazy burst of energy and she goes nuts in her bed. She practically bounces off the walls. She is not allowed any sugary foods in the evenings, they are minimal during the day, absolutely NO caffine what so ever, but like clockwork she comes alive when it's bedtime. I cannot figure out why she's been doing this. It takes an extra hour to get her to sleep due to this. Tonight I decided that while I was washing dinner dishes fo have her run 7 times from her bedroom door to the bathroom door to my bedroom door to the office door, back to her door. All 4 door ways are off the kitchen so she was basically running circles around me and I could watch her to make sure she was ok. After the 7th lap she said she was out of energy. Lol. Lets hope this works. I really don't want to guve my 4 year old melatonin.