Sleep has been a nigtmare for me for 15+ years. I have tried everything and every over the counter sleep aid, but they just didn't work for me. I did homeopathic stuff and a total flop. My mind races at night and I have to keep the tv on and it has to be the right channel with the right voices or I will stay up until the next movie starts. It usually takes me about
an hour or two after I take my meds. I am on 100mg seroquel, 150 mg quomem 1 mg of rohypnol, which you can't get in the states, plus my lithium. Sounds like alot, but it works. Every once in awhile I will not be able to sleep and my problem is taking more until I sleep. I just want you to know you are not alone and there are many ways to tackle this. For me it has to be meds, maybe it will be different for you, but getting a good night sleep feels great. I do get sleepy and take a nap as well every once and awhile, not often, and caffeine may affect some and you probably should cut down to see if that helps you. Best of luck to you and let us know how it goes.