Many parents fall into the trap of prolonged bedtime fights with their children. What should essentially be a happy time becomes a screaming fight, complete with tantrums and tears. Lots of children have sleep issues and cannot fall asleep at an appropriate hour, pestering their parents with desperate calls, endless trips to the bathroom, requests for water, milk or whatever they can think of. The problem is even more difficult if you have a special needs child, especially one diagnosed with ADHD or an autism spectrum disorder.
Unfortunately, there is no magic wand you can wave to make the kid ease into sleep, but there are other solutions. Privinta Sleep Support for Kids is a natural product that combines the miraculous powers of melatonin and Passiflora extract to help children drift off to sleep with a smile on their faces.
What is melatonin?
Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone that induces sleepiness. The sleep-wake cycle is regulated by the circadian rhythm, a term coming from the Latin phrase ‘circa diem’ which translates as ‘around the day’. Basically, this circadian rhythm tells the body whether it is day or night and how to prepare for either of them. During the day, the master clock in our brains tells the body to release cortisol, a hormone meant to keep us alert. At night, the same master clock in the hypothalamus signals the body to produce melatonin.
This starts in the evening and the body keeps producing melatonin till the early hours, when it switches to cortisol again.
One of the reasons many children have trouble sleeping is that their circadian rhythm is unbalanced. Babies are not born with a circadian rhythm, they develop it over time. Until then, melatonin production is somewhat erratic, which explains why your 2-year old protests vehemently when you put him to bed at 8 pm. According to his internal clock it’s not the right time to sleep and he’s wide awake and alert.
Medication can also interfere with this internal clock, throwing off the circadian rhythm.
A child whose body doesn’t produce enough melatonin in the evening is not sleepy and naturally resists being put to bed. This is where Privinta Sleep Support for Kids comes in.
There is little research on the use of melatonin for kids with sleep issues, but experts say that there is enough evidence to conclude that it is safe and doesn’t cause any significant side-effects.
You can give melatonin to small children or older ones, including teens.
As far dosing is concerned it is recommended to start with the lowest possible dose. For instance, young children should get 1-3 milligrams of melatonin every evening. Privinta Sleep Support contains 1 mg of melatonin, the safest dose possible.
For children who are on the spectrum or have ADHD you should increase the dose to 3 – 6 mg, but make sure to check with your doctor.
Don’t worry if your child needs a higher dose. You can always give him three Privinta gummies. They have such an irresistible flavor no parent has ever complained their children won’t take their melatonin gummies.
You should administer this supplement to the child one hour before his normal bedtime. Since you’re looking to create a routine and reset the kid’s circadian rhythm, keep a consistent bedtime schedule.
Melatonin supplements have only been around for a few decades, but Passion Flower has been used for centuries as remedy for anxiety and insomnia.
Passion Flower, or Passiflora Inacarnata, is a climbing vine native to the Southeastern US, Central and South America. The native populations had been using it as a sedative for many centuries before the Europeans first set foot on the continent. It can also be used as a herbal tea, but the extract is more efficient and produces a pleasant sort of sleepiness. As a dietary supplement, Passiflora is also recommended to treat pain, anxiety and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
The Passiflora extract in our gummies will help children have an uninterrupted sleep, so their sleep-deprived parents can also get a much needed rest.
One of the main reasons parents choose Privinta Sleep Support for kids is that our gummies are made with all-natural ingredients, derived from organic cultures. There are strictly no additives, no artificial flavors and colorings in our gummies as these types of chemicals have been shown to cause many health issues. Children with sleep issues have one problem already. We don’t want to create more problems for them and their parents, which is why we won’t ever use artificial ingredients.
At the same time, Privinta gummies are vegan, gluten-free and GMO-free.
Finally, our sleep support gummies are non-habit forming. Your children won’t become hooked on them and your goal should be to only use them short term. Long term use doesn’t cause any side effects, but you want to help your child fix his circadian rhythm and go to sleep without making a fuss.
The only addictive thing in Privinta Sleep Support for Kids is the taste, which is why you need to keep the gummies box out of sight and out of their reach.