But while D is doing better during daytime, night time is hell. He wakes up and doesn't want to go back to his bed, he says he wants to sleep with me instead. I'm not thinking straight enough at night to apply plan B, and I don't want to let him sleep with me, since I'm a single mum and I've read kids might get confused and think they can "replace" their dads, so I've never applied plan C and I go with plan A. Which implies I have to get up and bring him back to his room 5/10 days per night in periods like this. In good periods he would sleep through the night, but they're very rare. He's never been a sound sleeper, not even as a baby. Maybe he got it from my part, I've always had a sleeping issue and I take drops everynight. What do you think I should do? I'm really shattered, I NEED MY SLEEP to function during daytime!!! Do you think I should give in to plan C and let him sleep in my bed? Do you think I should try and give him melatonin?? I tried to talk to him about it this morning, I said "We sould find a solution to this problem, do you have any ideas how we can do?" His answer was "No!" So I said "Do you want to listen to my idea? I think that when you wake up at night and see that it is not 7 yet you should go back to your bed and try and sleep again. What do you think?" "I think it's a great idea" "Are you sure you can do it, go back to sleep again without waking me up? Then when it's 7 you can come in my bed and we'll have our morning cuddles" "I'm not sure I can do it". And I'm quite sure he can't do it too. I have tried massage, reflexology, bach flowers, and drops of lavender essential oil on his pillow: nothing works. When he sleeps for two nights in a row and I start thinking "hey it's working!!", he proves me wrong with 2 weeks of interrupted sleep. One thing that I would like to understand: does melatonin give addiction? From what I gather it doesn't, right? But is it suitable for a 5yrs old?