Giving nightly melatonin – are you sure it’s safe for your child?

Bored Boy

Regularly in Dr Chris Seton’s medical practice, parents ask him, if it’s okay to give melatonin to help their child sleep better. Of course it’s understandable a time poor parent is seeking a quick solution, such as taking a nightly tablet. But lets take a look at why Dr Seton does not recommend nightly melatonin […]

The double paradox of teen “back to school” sleep

Sleep supposedly refreshes and recharges our exhausted bodies. Holidays likewise have the same effect. Why then, after a long summer holiday, are teachers and parents seeing many teenagers returning to school in an exhausted and sleep deprived state? Why, also, do they seem, paradoxically, to be most sleepy first thing in the mornings, and over […]