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Our son age 6 has insomnia, takes avg 2 hrs to fall asleep. Takes 5mg melatonin & 1mg guanfacine. Very restless and can't calm himself even if tired. ?

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Dr. Philip Creps
Psychiatry

In brief: Help him get to slee

First address sleep hygiene issues, making sure he gets in bed with lights down, television, cell phone and radio off.
Additionally try some warm mild before bed (loaded with serotonin that will promote sleep. If he snores loudly, he may need a sleep study and his tonsils/adenoids evaluated. He sounds like the typical adhd boy, and the melatonin can go to 3 mg/night. However i'd keep tenex (guanfacine).

In brief: Help him get to slee

First address sleep hygiene issues, making sure he gets in bed with lights down, television, cell phone and radio off.
Additionally try some warm mild before bed (loaded with serotonin that will promote sleep. If he snores loudly, he may need a sleep study and his tonsils/adenoids evaluated. He sounds like the typical adhd boy, and the melatonin can go to 3 mg/night. However i'd keep tenex (guanfacine).
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