My sleep problem is not so much falling asleep, but staying asleep. I wake-up 3-4 times/night and end up with only 4-5 hrs total sleep in 3 or 4 separate short sleep intervals. Sometimes the wakeful periods are lengthy and lately I'm unable to fall back asleep at all after 4:00 - 5:00 AM. I've tried nearly everything over the years with no help including: meticulously strict sleep hygiene, OTC antihistamines, low dose tricyclics (doxepin, amitryptaline), SSRIs (Zoloft, Paxil), Ambien, Klonopin,, Xanax, Temazepam, many herbals (valerian, relora, lemon balm, chammomile, hops, passionflower, skullcap, Revitalizig Sleep Formula, Sleep Tonight), melatonin, L-tryptophan, relaxation exercises, meditation, bi-aurnal tapes, and probably many other things I've forgotten. All to no avail. I've seen that a number of CFS docs recommend a low dose of Trazodone (50 mg) particularly for patients like me who wake up frequently during the night and awaaken too early and can't get back to sleep. I hate taking sleep meds or any kind of brain-altering drugs due to zero improvement and many problems with all of those above and fears about dependence, tolerance, and withdrawal. But I gotta try something. Has anyone out there tried Trazodone and if so could you please share your experience with me good or bad? Anyone else found ANYTHING that works for my kind of sleep problem that could get me sleeping through the night? I'm getting desperate and would greatly appreciate input on this. Thanks!!!