Now with Dane at 3 and a half, we have been trying again to find a solution for the little AND restless sleep. He frequently walks/talks in his sleep, tosses and turns all night, and of course will not sleep alone in his own bed. Not only do I want sleep myself and for everyone in my family, but I want my child to be healthy. Its not exactly easy for him to function properly or be a healthy child when he isn't getting the proper rest time. In doing an Internet search, I came across OZzzz's and was thrilled to have the opportunity to try them.
OZzzz's are a chewable (tropical) tablet, each a healthy blend of Melatonin and Chamomile. Seriously, not a couple weeks ago I had another mother friend recommend trying Melatonin to help regulate their sleep and I have always known about the soothing affect of Chamomile. OZzzz's is not recommended for children under two so for now I can only test it with Dane (but I can be prepared for the future with Declan).
OZzzz's recommends not exceeding three tablets in one day and to begin with only one tablet one hour prior to bed. To be completely honest, the one tablet did nothing for Dane. So the next evening I tried two (crushed in his juice). He fell asleep quite quickly and was pretty well out which puts this over the counter drug ahead of the rest in our household! I will say he still woke up about half way through the night but I think that could be because we attempted to put him in his own bed. We have been since then been giving him two per night most evenings and I have noticed a difference in his level of sleep. He is sleeping much more soundly. We do still have some confused conversations in the middle of the night here and there and we have to make sure we make a trip to the bathroom before bed as normal so we don't have any accidents in the confusion.
OZzzz's can be purchased online starting at $9.95 a bottle but the more bottles you buy the more discount you get. Also, if you purchase OZzzz's on their facebook page you can receive free shipping. There is a lot of great info for us uninformed or desperate parents with children with possible sleep disorders, especially since its harder to diagnose a child with a sleep disorder than in adults. Definitely a great product for us sleepy parents! :)