Has anybody experienced this…. I lay down to go to sleep, but I don't go to sleep. I can feel my breathing slow right down and my body relax - my eyes are closed, but my mind is wide awake. I lay there, frustrated, until about 4.30am when (if I'm lucky) my mind finally switches off and I get a few hours' sleep. I go hard through the day so I'm tired mentally and physically, but my mind just doesn't turn off. I said in my other post that I take Zopiclone as only the Z drugs calm my central nervous system. None of the Benzos work for me. Now my doctor has told me no more Zopiclone! I don't know how I'm going to function. Well, put simply, I won't be able to function. How does one get to the root of the problem when nobody wants to help? I don't know where to go from here - a sleep specialist? What sort of sleep specialist? A neurologist? GPs are useless in my opinion.