Sleep support*

Sleep is essential to the entire family’s health and well-being. At Zarbee’s®, we’re committed to helping babies, children, and adults get the kind of healthy, restorative sleep that supports so many physical and mental functions.*

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

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 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.1

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.1

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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:

Good sleep hygiene is the foundation of any healthy sleep plan2

Counsel parents to establish these habits in order to help promote a good night’s sleep for their children:

  • Keep the same bedtime and wake-up time every day
  • No screen time 1 to 2 hours before bedtime
  • Avoid caffeine

While sleep hygiene plays an important role in addressing occasional sleep disruptions, an age-appropriate dose of melatonin can also help restore a regular sleep cycle as part of a holistic sleep plan.3,4

Melatonin has been shown to be safe and effective for children

  • 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 children10-16

Reasons to recommend Zarbee’s® Children’s Sleep with Melatonin

  • 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 weighs less than 31 lb (14 kg) or 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 At HCP’s discretion; not to exceed 1 tablet or gummy
6-12 years 2 tablets or 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 At HCP’s discretion; not to exceed 1 mL
6-12 years 2 mL
12+ years 3 mL

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

Ingredients for sleep support*

Resources reference guide

Download sleep resources

Read a review of melatonin research, and access sleep support* handouts for your patients and 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.