Hyland's Calms Forte is a homeopathic remedy to aid busy minds in getting the rest they need. Unlike a sleeping pill, the formula will not leave you feeling drowsy and groggy when you wake up, but rather simply help to relax and clear your mind in order to fall asleep. I found that the pills were more effective the second and third time I used them. As someone who used to resort to OTC sleep aids like Advil PM, this quickly became my go-to. I have repurchased twice since my first bottle and definitely will purchase again once I am through with this one.
I bought these on the recommendation of a friend and they are wonderful. I have an 12 year old who sometimes has a hard time falling alseep on school nights. Imagine that! LOL - she has no problems staying up late on the weekends and falling asleep but go to bed on a school night is a major "drama" scene. She has been like this since she was a baby.
I didn’t know what to do and her doctor told her to limit her carbs. Well she drinks no caffeine after 1 p.m. and very little sweets. There was nothing OTC that we could give her, until a friend recommended these.
If you have ever used Hylands Teething Tablets and had them work like magic then be prepared to have the same experience with these.
Active Ingredients: Aconitum Nap. 6x HPUS, Calc. Phos. 12X HPUS, Chamomilla 6X HPUS, Cina 6X HPUS, Lycopodium 6X HPUS, Nat. Mur 6X Hpus, Pulsatilla 6X HPUS, Inactive Ingredient: Lactose NF.
Children ages 2 - 5: Dissolve 2 tablets under tongue every 15 minutes for up to 8 doses until relieved; then every 4 h ours as required. Children ages 6 - 11: Dissolve 3 tablets under tongue every 15 minutes for up to 8 doses until relieved; then every 4 hours as required. children 12 years and over: Dissolve 4 tables under tongue every 15 minutes for up to 8 doses until relieved; then every 4 hours as required or as recommended by a health care professional.
I have never given her more than 8 tablets in a night and it does relax her so she can go to sleep. I tried 4 tablets one night, when my mind kept raising and they really do work. I quickly became sleepy, slept all night and woke up feeling great.
Homeopathics are great because if it doesn't work in four doses (at 15 minutes apart) then you know that it isn't the right remedy.
YET... you don't have to worry about side effects or that you just gave a sugar and artificial dye loaded medicine to your little one.
The tablets dissolve on the tongue and are made of milk sugar with the homeopathic on the surface. IT is important not to touch the tablets!!! Tip them into the cap, tip the little one so that they are lying back a bit and kind of sprinkle them on the tongue (or if they are big enough then ask them to stick out their tongue). I try to not touch the cap to the mouth to keep germs off of it.
Seriously, a safe and helpful way to encourage restless/nightmaring/wound up kiddos to sleep!
Pros: a natural sleep aid for our kids
Cons: don't touch them with your fingers
The Bottom Line: I highly recommend them because they are a fast and safe way to help your kids get to sleep at night.
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