I started having sleep issues 3 weeks ago, (the night b4 a dreaded root canal) I CANNOT fall asleep until 4 or 5 in the morning, no matter what time I go to bed. I do all the good sleep stuff - no caffiene, try to walk in day, dark room, sleep mask, earplugs, fan to drown out noise. It is like my brain just won't turn off!! I took Ativan a couple of nights and it worked. Last night, took one, and was STILL up all night, even after a couple of cups of chamomille tea Doctor prescribed Remeron. I have taken it b4 and it did work, I PRAY that it will work! I can't take this anymore. I am a total zombie and don't know what I am doing It used to be that if I didn't sleep at night, I could sleep during the day, but that ain't happening either!!!! Any good suggestions other than the Remeron??