Melatonin Effective Treatment For Chronic Insomnia In Children

Children that have difficulties falling or staying asleep may benefit from taking melatonin before bedtime, according to a new study in Clinical Pediatrics (2003;42:51–8). The findings of this study suggest melatonin may help children fall asleep faster and prevent waking during the night.

In the new study, sleep habits from 32 children aged 2 to 18 years who attended a pediatric sleep center with chronic sleep initiation and maintenance problems were reviewed.

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