I take melatonin sometimes as a sleep aid for myself. Have any of your pediatricians ever given the green light to give it to your kids? Mine has never suggested it but I know that some pedis are okay with it.
Basically, Emma has inherited the sucky sleep gene from my side of the family. Her sleep improved after we had her tonsils and adenoids out but she still struggles with being able to fall asleep at night.
I always feel guilty if I give her melatonin (which has only been a few times) but then afterwards, I feel guilty that I don't give it to her more often because she feels so much better after a good nights rest.
Just looking for your 2 cents. FWIW, she's 10.