Technology & Health

Melatonin for sleep used by 1 in 4 children with autism

Technology and Health

Melatonin for sleep used by 1 in 4 children with autism

Melatonin has been funded by Pharmac since 2017 for children on the autism spectrum who have persistent, pervasive sleep problems. It has no known significant side effects, making it an attractive option for parents. It is effective and easy to administer compared to many other treatments. An expert on behavioral interventions for sleep problems, Dr. McLay worked with children on the autism spectrum and their families.

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