Just wondering what others' experiences of sleeping pills are. Mum has "moderate" AD and is still just about coping alone but her main problem at the moment is being unable to sleep. She goes to bed about 9-ish but is up and down all night, which she finds very frustrating. Then she is drowsy during the day and nods off in the chair and is disorientated when she wakes. All very typical AD symptoms. She saw her GP who prescribed a sleeping pill which worked wonders - the trouble is he won't give her a repeat prescription, and he only gives her a week's supply at a time. I have now had to make her yet another GP appointment. I was wondering why, when she is so much better able to cope when she has had a good night's sleep. Are anyone else's relatives taking sleeping pills?