Howdy All, My parents took a NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) family course - they reported that people who had the greatest improvement were those who got regular sleep. I've been on ambein, most of the benzodiazapine's (Klonipin, Temazepam, Ativan, Xanax, Restoril, and some others), chloral hydrate, gabapentin (neurotin) - unfortunately none of these worked - either I gained a tolerance within a week, or they just plain didn't work. I'm also on 60mg of Remeron and 1000mg of Seroquel - sedating medications which haven't sedated me. I've tried self medicating with my step-dad's morphine, opana, hydromorphone, oxycotin, oxycodone, ketamine, and hydrocodone - these just get me high and don't sedate me unfortunately. I finally found something that works for my chronic insomnia - and it's improved my mood substantially. People who lurk here know I've been depressed/suicidal for quite some time. So what did I find? Delta-9-THC - pot/weed/marijuana. Smoking a very small amount sedates me sufficiently to get sleep and stay asleep for a while. In my state it's legal with a perscription - but only for people who have bipolar disorder - so I have to obtain mine through other channels (even though I have severe depression with psychotic features and chronic insomnia). My counselor hails this improvement in my mood - he can't officially support illicit drugs - but he is mightily impressed and thinks it should be legal considering the improvement. I feel like a new man - I am finally getting good rest - but I'm afraid of being caught. :smile: Just thought I'd post this becuase I know a lot of people suffering from depression also suffer from insomnia - and if you've tried all the things I've tried your probably looking for respite - this may help you.