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Sleeping Pills for Children With Insomnia (AASM)

Campaign Series: Choosing Wisely
Medical Category: Drugs
Article Type: Advice
Language: Plain English, Spanish
Affiliation: American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Format: PDF
Most recent update: 06/22/2015
Many children do have trouble sleeping. The problem can be so bad that parents and doctors sometimes turn to sleeping pills as a solution. But often, sleeping pills are not the best solution. Sleep drugs aren’t made for children. There are no prescription drugs approved in the U.S. to treat childhood insomnia.