Table 1

 Responses to the questionnaire

Response
Yes No Median Mean Range 25–75th quartile
Prescribed melatonin145 (98%)3 (2%)814.41–1505.0–20
Autism ADHD Learning difficulties Visual impairment Specific sleep disorders
Disorders treated97 (68%)63 (44%)57 (40%)19 (13%)7 (5%)
Sleep onset difficulties Night waking Specific sleep disorder Carer respite EEG Non-specific sleep problems
Indications for melatonin53 (39%)16 (12%)5 (4%)4 (3%)2 (1.5%)68 (50%)
Behavioural therapy/sleep hygiene Other medication Advice Other
Measures prior to melatonin124 (87%)32 (22%)7 (5%)7 (5%)