Rhionnon, we have been giving Joshua a Melatonin each night before bed. It stops the night terrors and he is actually able to sleep the whole night. He used to be in our bed every night before we started using it.
Darcy, the caffeine has a complete opposite effect when given to people with ADD and those without. When given the caffeine, to someone with ADD, the brain is already going a mile a minute so this speeds the adrenalin up as well so the brain becomes level again. Makes sense? A friend of mine thought her son had ADD / ADHD. She bought an iced cappuccino for him and in minutes he was fine for the entire 4 hr. car ride. He too was diagnosed with ADHD later and she has stuck with caffeine instead... as did we.