Monday, 1 October 2012

The Circadin Experiment

The slow release Melatonin tablet is called Circadin ( It is supposed to mimic the release of Melatonin into the body overnight so you can get natural sleep.

Connor's fabulous reaction to the Melatonin drops in the early evening have been miraculous, but his continuing issues during the night have meant we have been trying the tablets as well. At our last sleep clinic appointment we discussed what was going on (wake ups that last for hours and disturbed sleep) and we decided to try a week of double dose, a week of single dose (which is what he's been on for a few months) and a week of nothing, keeping a sleep diary to record results. We are a week into double dose, it's 3am and I've been up since 1am with boofhead (no I'm not feeling in a kindly disposition to him right now). So far my conclusion is its not working. The Dr said she suspected that might be the case and if so we are basically screwed. As in nothing is going to work, he will always have sleep issues and we are going to have to suck it up (not how she actually worded it).

I'm thinking of putting a lock on his door at night, sound proofing the room and moving back into my room about now.


Well Merryn is awake so I'd better go. Night!!!

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