This may not be the right forum to put this in, but a lot of people do pass through here so maybe someone can give me some tips. It's been over a year since my insomnia has gotten really bad. I can take otc sleeping pills at 4 in the afternoon and still be wide awake 12+ hours. Within the last few months I'm usually falling asleep around 7:30 in the morning and sleeping until 11 or 12 which by then I've wasted a day since I'm so tired. Luckily, I'm not in a relationship as it would take a toll on it and I am jealous of people who are getting sleep! Two years ago I quit my job voluntarily (it was take a buyout or risk being laid off with nothing) and at the time it was good. I had a good severance package based on my years of service but had problems getting unemployment. Since the motion picture business was coming to Michigan I landed a couple of "extra" roles in a few films and but not enough work (due to what I call the friends and family plan). Now that we have a Republican in office, he's basically gotten rid of the industry which many people are fighting to get a day's work (to date I've only worked five days this year). Others are working and I think that's adding to my stress, along with having to go into my 401 in order to survive. I can't get a part time job anywhere, let along a full time job. Anyway, the problem I have is once I go to bed I can't shut my mind off. No matter what I do I just keep thinking about things or sometimes those dreaded songs keep playing over and over. Last week I had my annual physical and everything is fine but I'm completely stressed out. My doctor gave me a prescription for Ambien and it worked the first night. Second night (and after) I'd take one early and still be up all night. On Saturday I did have a massage and one of my friends gave me a Seroquel and said it would turn my mind off. I was sleeping before I hit the pillow. Masturbating, having a snack or reading doesn't help either. Any suggestions??? Right now I'm so zombied out that I'm going to clean house and then by noon hit the bar so that I can have a couple of drinks to possibly get me some sleep.