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Old 02-09-2008, 02:09 PM
Location: NoVa
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Melatonin is good, my son used to have to take it. but here is another thing. My daughter is so not a morning person...at all.

I talked to her dr about this. She had mentioned me trying to get her to go to sleep a little earlier, right now it is anywhere between 8 and 930.

So... she goes in to see her dr, and when they come out, lo and behold, guess who has been staying up with Harry Potter and a flash light?

Yep, one in the same... my daughter.

Ask your son if he is doing anything like that, reading, video games, etc.
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Old 02-16-2008, 11:54 PM
Location: Denver
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a sleep routine prior to his bedtime, which seems like it should be much earlier. If someone 'can't' sleep it may be overfatigue. Start the routine at 8 or 9 and make it clear that he must be laying down in bed by a certain time, whether or not he sleeps. Maybe soft music would help, or reading. Warm milk or mint tea is much better than drugs.

Exercise after school might also help, not too late though. Also, if homework is stressful,cut it off early.
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