Thankfully due to a review from our Integrated Care Panel (they came round dad's house in a occupational-therapist type of role to see if there was anything they could add to his home as he has started to fall frequently), it has been agreed that my dad can be prescribed a sedative to help him sleep at night. . I was today told that it's called Melononin but I think the name's slightly wrong. It may be Melatonin. Does anyone has any experience of this or any sedative? I can only imagine that the effect would be more beneficial but would also like to know if there are any common side effects too.