If you are anything like me then you know what a pain in the butt it can be to get your kids to sleep at night.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my kids and I love being with them but there comes a time at night where I need to sit and relax without kids. I need to unwind from a stressful day before I have to do it all over again. If my kids won’t go to sleep or it takes one to 2 hours to get them to sleep then I really do not have much time to relax before I have to go to bed.
If your family is anything like mine it usually takes a long time to just get the kids in bed and when they are in bed it then is only the beginning. Then they are in and out of bed for various reasons such as they are scared or nervous for the next day.
It is real frustrating because they need the sleep to be functional the next and and I need the relaxing time to unwind from the day so I can start the next day all relaxed and refreshed.
If you have kids then you know how difficult it can be to get them to swallow pills. Sometimes it can be even more difficult to get them to swallow a liquid. But kids absolutely love gummies. It usually does not matter what the gummy is or what the shape is, kids love anything in gummy form to eat.
Now melatonin in gummy form works miracles. First of all melatonin is a safe natural way to get kids to sleep at night. It is not addictive or harmful in any way. To learn more please check out this article in WebMD.
What we did is we first started out by cutting the gummies in half and see how it worked. Half the a gummy actually worked really well. Then once the kids started growing and getting bigger we then upped it to a full gummy. Dosage really depends on the kid and also read the instructions on back but just remember every kid is different and start small and then work your way up. Cutting the gummy in half also helps your supply last longer and helping you to stretch your dollar a lot further.
What we noticed right away was that the kids started going to sleep right away and our nights are now a lot more enjoyable because we can now watch our tv programs without being interrupted every five minutes for whatever reason. Plus the kids are well rested for the next day and ready to take on the world with a full head of steam.
I really believe that our kids are really tired at night but they get to a point where they are so tired that they get hyper and anxiety kicks in because the are so tired. The melatonin just helps them relax and go to sleep without having to worry about what is going to happen the next day.
Now if you are anything like me you do not want yourself or kids to be dependent on anything because what happens when there is none available. So we make a point of not using them every night just in cases where we can tell they are not going to go to sleep or when the next day is a big and they really need sleep. What we have found is that even without the melatonin they are going to sleep a lot better. Maybe it is better sleep patterns or something but all I know is everyone at our house is in a better mood in the morning.
From my experience I would recommend everyone to at least try it. I realize every kid is different but since melatonin is a natural supplement it is definitely worth a try and it is not addictive by any means. Some people say it may be mental reasons that is causing you to sleep such as the placebo effect. But if it is and it still helps your kids sleep then I say who cares. I you want your kids to sleep better and you want a little time to unwind at night them at least try it and see if it works for you.