Mum was recently prescribed Zopiclone for her sleepnessless. The dose was 1-2 a night and I started off with 1 which took hours to work and then she only slept for 2-3 hours. I then increased the dose to 2 and boom, mum went out like a light and didn't wake up for about 10 hours! This was after she'd hardly slept a wink in days. Since when I just gave her 2 tablets a night and she slept soundly. We had about 2-3 fairly good weeks with her sleeping well. The GP has since given her the maximum dose in 1 tablet but this does not appear to be working the same way! She is taking hours to go off again, but it does make her very drowsy and she fell twice as her legs just buckled under her. Luckily she was unhurt both times but I'm really worried now. Mums former GP when she lived alone, would never prescribe them as he said the risk of falling was too great. I was reluctant to start mum on them but she just doesn't sleep. She walks around in her room all night, and come morning she is then in a foul mood and completely uncooperative with anything you want her to do. Plus she then is also wobbly on her legs through lack of sleep. Its feels like a catch 22 and I just don't know what to do. Are there are any sleeping pills that work? Does anyone have any suggestions? Our GP is really good but I'm not sure she is completely knowledgeable with dementia and wondered if I could suggest something to her? I will of course go see the gp but its a months waiting list for her that's why I thought I'd run it by you wonderful people!