This is an embarrassing thing to me, that I sleep away half of the day. But, I don't go to sleep until about 4-6am...and that is usually when I am sitting up with my laptop in my lap.... I take 1/2 of an ambien (so 5 mgs) well, actually now it is a generic called...zolpidem and a xanax and a couple percocet around the same time...it sounds horrifying but I hardly feel anything for hours....and then when I do fall asleep it is like my mind goes to sleep before my body does....??? so I don't have that sleepy feeling and then lay down....also, the reason I take such a low dose of the generic ambien is because i hate forgetting what I do and say after I take it....that is a post in itself! and it freaks me out that i don't hear the alarm go off...ever...and I sleep a couple hours sitting up and then get up and drag myself around while my boys are getting ready for school...and as soon as they leave, I am back in bed.... and THAT is the time that I feel sleepy and I have that wiggly feeling that I used to get when I could sleep at night, that cuddly feeling of "I love my bed and I never want to get up" then I will sleep soundly from 9am until 1 or 2 pm....then i might doze off and on until the boys are home from school and want to tell me about their day...and hubby makes supper and the kids sit on my bed and I help with homework....that is when I usually am awake... so, am i alone in this? are we all like this? I can't imagine what time I would need to take my bedtime "pharmacutical cocktail" to fall asleep at a normal time and get that cuddly, sleepy tired feeling at the right time...... I want to try taking melatonin or the fibro/sleep supplements....but only if they really help...i hate taking a million vitamins because then I need to get up to pee every 2 seconds....from drinking the water to wash down the HUGE vitamin.... anyone have a good RX of sleeping med to recommend? thanks in advance!