Fugli's Mom...sorry about your insomnia. I thought I would share some info with you from friends I have with insomnia and Parkinson's, including my Dad. My Dad takes Trazadone, which has been a drug that has been around for some time and is fairly safe with little side effects. Sometimes people complain that they are a little groggy in the morning. Also, I just went to the neuro with Dad and he recommended Melatonin and couldn't say enough about it. He said it's all about establishing the sarcadian rhythm (sp?).
He also recommended medicinal marijuana for my Dad to help with many things for him. One of the main things was sleep though and also his movement/rigidity issues. Until we get the license for the marijuana, Dad takes Xanax before bed, Melatonin, and Trazadone. The Trazadone alone used to work and then suddenly Dad had an onset where he was totally confused, couldn't walk or stand. It has been horrible. We were in the hospital with him for 10 days and then a nursing home for another few weeks. He has never come out of whatever happened to him. We had 4 neuro's look at him. Prior to this confusion episode he was walking and standing, talking...I swear he must have had a TIA that didn't show up, unless this is just wicked PD progressing quickly and suddenly. I just don't understand it. We looked at meds, brain diseases, vitamins, bleeds, encephalitis. He was going to the gym and talking about his stocks in Dec., now you can't understand him, he can't stand or walk without 2 people? I just am shocked that we are at this stage basically overnight. Anyway, I hope you can find some help with sleep. God Bless you and best wishes. Tedi