Many children with ASD have problems with sleep. Improving sleep habits helps many children, including those with ASD, get better sleep. But for some children with ASD, sleep problems happen even with good sleep habits.
Melatonin is a common medicine your doctor or healthcare provider may suggest to help improve sleep. This tool kit is designed to provide parents with information about melatonin and to help parents decide if trying melatonin is right for their child.
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