I got these for my 3 year old on a remmendation from a friend. All I give her is one and in about a hour or so she relaxes enough to fall asleep for the night. I wouldn't call this a sleeping pill or even a sedative. It's just enough to calm her when she is just going and won't stop. Prior to giving them to her, she couldn't calm enough to go to sleep until 11pm. Now she's asleep between 8 and 9pm.