Bedtime & Sleep support*

To support a healthy bedtime routine, Zarbee’s® Gentle Bedtime and Baby Calming products offer safe and effective melatonin-free options to help children relax and unwind before bed.* For occasional sleeplessness, Zarbee’s® with Melatonin provides clinically supported, age-appropriate dosing for ages 3 and up.*

To help parents establish healthy sleep routines for their babies, suggest these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP):

  • Look for signs that your baby might be getting sleepy so you can put them to bed before they’re overtired. Being overtired can make it harder for them to settle down
  • Help your baby learn to fall asleep on their own by putting them to bed when they're drowsy but still awake
  • Try to keep your baby calm and quiet during nighttime feedings or diaper changes

Research shows that a consistent bedtime routine can improve sleep outcomes—including sleep onset latency, the frequency and duration of nighttime awakenings, and sleep consolidation17

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  • Counsel parents of infants to implement a 3-part bedtime routine they can maintain consistently, such as a bath, a massage, and a lullaby
  • Research indicates that infant massage can reduce irritability and improve sleep outcomes.18 Consider recommending Zarbee’s® Baby Calming Massaging Balm or Oil
  • Touch, sound, and calming scents can cue bedtime and help babies fall asleep
  • Zarbee’s® Baby Calming products are made with lavender and chamomile scents, which can help babies fall asleep

Support a healthy bedtime routine with Zarbee's® Gentle Bedtime products

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  • Children’s Gentle Bedtime Spray is made with lavender and chamomile, soothing aromas to help babies and children of all ages unwind and relax before bed*
  • For 2 years and older, parents can try Children’s Gentle Bedtime Syrup with chamomile to help unwind before bedtime*
  • Safe and effective

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than a third of American adults are not getting enough sleep on a regular basis.19

Adults need 7 or more hours of sleep per night for their best health and well-being.20 Counsel your patients to get better sleep with these tips from the CDC:

  • Go to bed at the same time each night and get up at the same time each morning, including on the weekends
  • Make sure your bedroom is quiet, dark, relaxing, and at a comfortable temperature
  • Keep TVs, computers, and smartphones out of the bedroom
  • Avoid large meals, caffeine, and alcohol before bedtime
  • Get some exercise—being physically active during the day can help you fall asleep more easily at night


While sleep hygiene plays an important role in addressing occasional sleep disruptions, melatonin can also help restore a regular sleep cycle as part of a holistic sleep plan21,22*

Good bedtime routines are the foundation of any healthy sleep plan¹

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Here are some simple ways to help parents create a healthy
bedtime routine:

  • Give their child a warm bath, which can help make them
    feel sleepy
  • Set a 1-hour “wind-down” time before bed: no video games,
    phone, computer, or exercise
  • Avoid letting their child fall asleep somewhere other than
    their bedroom

Recommend Zarbee’s® Gentle Bedtime products

  • Safe and effective botanical products to help children wind
    down before bed*
  • Supports a healthy bedtime routine
  • Melatonin-free syrup, gummies, and spray made with chamomile

Good sleep is essential for children…and families

A 2019 Consensus Panel found that occasional sleeplessness in children is common, with as many as 25% of all healthy children experiencing a problem sleeping at some point in childhood.2

Occasional sleeplessness has a significant impact on quality of life for children and their families, and can disrupt many physiological processes, including energy conservation, growth, and mental development.2

Zarbee's Sleep Support

Watch our founder, Dr. Zak Zarbock, explain his philosophy about sleep.

At every age and stage, children go through changes that can affect their sleep

Consider these opportunities to probe for sleep disruptions in children:

  • Developmental changes such as eliminating naps
  • Schedule changes such as transitioning back to school after vacation
  • Household changes such as the arrival of a new sibling, or moving

Melatonin has been shown to be safe and effective for occasional sleeplessness*

An age-appropriate dose of melatonin for children 3 years and up can help restore a regular sleep cycle as part of a
holistic sleep plan.3,4

  • Recent short- and long-term safety evaluations have demonstrated melatonin’s favorable safety profile5-9
  • Multiple studies have shown that melatonin improves sleep onset latency and sleep duration among

Recommend Zarbee’s® Sleep with Melatonin products for patients ages 12 and up

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Recommend Zarbee’s® Children’s Sleep with Melatonin

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  • Made with rigorously tested melatonin whose molecular structure is identical to natural melatonin
  • Drug-free and non-habit forming
  • Provides clinically supported, age-appropriate dosing in 1-mg increments. Since responses vary, you can adjust a child’s dose based on your professional judgment.
  • Made following Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) standards required by the FDA


How to use Zarbee’s® Children’s Sleep with Melatonin

If your patient is under 3 years of age, these products are not recommended for use.

Zarbee’s® Children’s Sleep Chewable Tablets and Gummies

Contain 1 mg melatonin per tablet or gummy

3-5 years 1 tablet, not to exceed 1 gummy
6-12 years 1-2 tablets or 2 gummies
12+ years 3 tablets or gummies

Give 30 to 60 minutes before bedtime.

Zarbee’s® Children’s Sleep Liquid with Melatonin

Contains 1 mg melatonin per mL of liquid

3-5 years 0.5 mL to 1 mL
6-11 years 1 mL to 2 mL
12+ years 3 mL

Using the provided dropper, give 30 to 60 minutes before bedtime.

Ingredients for bedtime & sleep support*

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Download bedtime & sleep resources

Read a review of melatonin research, and access resources like our bedtime & sleep ingredients guide for your practice.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.