hi IHSTICKS, jamie here.
i am a person who suffers severly with insomnia. i take an anti-psychotic for sleep. i too have tried just about everything myself. i have an over-active mind, thus it takes me a long while for me to get to sleep, and i am lucky if i actually do!! this drug is seroquel. here in australia it is a class 8 medication, thus a dx of schizophrenia is required. i have severe borderline personality disorder, thus i am lucky that my doc can prescribe it for me. sadly i am becoming immune-because of continued over-active thoughts. but without it i do not sleep period. i have been on this for a long time now. but in the first few years it was an absolute god-send. this is partly due to not getting any hangover s/e, and because i was able to get some sleep. i wish you well, insomnia sucks!!!!! so i understand, pls now that i am here for you. my sleep hygiene routine is very chaotic, hasn't helped that i am a night-owl, heaps of shift work in the past and endless nights studying, cleaning, paperwork etc. i too will be loking at alternatives, but what i do not know?? i am on a massive dose.
take care, thx 4 sharing, sending healings your way.
with compassion, jamie