Rise in melatonin's use as sleep aid for children

Even preschoolers have been given the jet lag treatment to doze off, say paediatricians

Melatonin is increasingly being used as a sleep aid for primary school-aged and teenage children, paediatricians say.

Professor Harriet Hiscock, at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, has reportedly said she had seen increased use of melatonin for children, even in preschoolers.