I have a lovely, but demanding 3.5 year old daughter who was diagnosed with ASC over a year ago.
Now she is getting older, her symptoms, temper and sleeplessness is becoming worse (terrible threes?)
I'm a big believer in alternative therapies and regularly use CBD oil on myself and Personal training clients.
We've tried everything under the sun for her ongoing sleeping issues: Magnesium liquid, Vitamin D spray, Melatonin, oats, Lavender oil and Homeopathy, but nothing works!
We've literally never had an entire week of her sleeping through the night, since her birth.
Wife and I are at the end of our tethers!
We've now started using CBD from a company called the Original Alternative (formerly CBD brothers), who where kind enough to give me a sample bottle of their Purple Edition Formula, which is a Sativa/ Indica blend, and only 0.021% THC.
See: Purple Edition
Three weeks in and we've noticed minor improvements to her mood/ anxiety, however her sleep has not improved and she will be awake 2-5 hours every night!
We have been adviced that we can increase the dosage to two pumps per day in her drink (currently only having one per day), but I'm now wondering if its the Sativa in the blend which can be slightly stimulating (versus Indica).
Anyone had any experience (positive or negative) using CBD please?
Any ideas/ products would be appreciated! :-)
sorry I don't know anything about the cbd oil but my daughter was diagnosed at 3 with severe autism and I have been looking into melatonin to help her sleep for a while now but don't know how to go about it ? do you know if I can buy it from the chemist or would need a prescription from her gp she sees lots of specialists but they have never recommended it.
The thing with Melatonin is that is helps with Getting your little one to sleep, but does not keep them asleep.
We tried Melatonin Gummies sold by Yumi (see: https://www.yuminutrition.com/collections/products), but it seems they have now disontinued them for some reason, but have a similar product with 5-htp included, which I'm not sure is suitable.
See new ones: www.yuminutrition.com/.../sleep-gummies
They where only 1mg per gummie, which is a good starting dosage. Usually prescriptions start at 2mg.
Might be worth a go!
Melatonin is Not legal in the UK!!! That's why you have to order them online melatonin is classified a medication in the UK and only way to get it is from a doctor and depending what area you live in some gp's can't even prescribe it must be peadiatrics. I know the product says serotonin but I would check with a doctor first. But since these appear to be sold over the counter in UK maybe they skate round the law due to different chemical composition
I made the mistake of buying some online they were fantastic my daughter sleeps 3 hours on a good night and when taking these she did 8-10 but I got in alot of trouble so would not recommend