asparagusmama (asparagusmama) wrote,

In praise of melatonin!

For the last two nights my autistic daughter was asleep before 10pm! Melatonin is a sleep hormone, which people on the spectrum lack but can be prescribed and just has been.
Don't want to be too hopeful on two nights, and I have to get her to take it and keep the bedtime routine strict and fixed, which when one is doing this alone with ME/CFS is not guaranteed, of course.

A few more nights and I might feel human!

And today we had our first Team around the child meeting at the school I'm hoping to send her in September. It went well, lots on offer for possible support, lots of understanding of her needs and mine, too, without judgment or making me feel a failure as another for being sick and disabled...

So, much better than my last rant :)
Tags: autism, me/cfs, not sleeping
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