My 7 year old son Isaac has me so puzzled. I have asked the doctors, I have asked the Behavioral Specialist, I have ask the psychologist, I have ask other parents....
My son does not sleep long enough!! I give him upto 7mg of Melatonin every night. We usually empty a capsule onto his ice cream or into his nightly sippy cup around 9pm. Usually asleep by 10 pm. BUT he's up and about right now at 4 am as he is every morning. Right now I am listening to the familiar sound of him humming over a very loud TV that usually wakes everyone else in the house up.
Giving him a slow release dose of Melatonin is not really an option because it comes in a capsule form that has to be swallowed. He cannot do that.
I should add that Isaac does have Autism and Down Syndrome. I do know that not sleeping is an Autism trait, but WHAT CAN I DO? He is in kindergarten and I always feel so bad sending him to school when I know he has to be ready for a nap.
Has anyone dealt with this and is there any hope??!!