I finally slept without sleepingpills

For the last 6 months I have had an obsessive thought about that I wouldn’t be able to sleep when I had my son over for a weekend, and so I have used zolpiclone everytime he has been here since april. But this night I finally slept by my self. Oh well I’m still on olanzapine but I didn’t need the sleeping pills. I’m so relieved, it has been 6 Hard months and I have been so obsessed with all my thoughts of sleeping that I was afraid that I would have to break contact with my son, when I was running out of sleeping pills. I know that doesn’t make sense, but I believed that soon I wouldn’t see him again.


Yeah, sleep is a big deal for me, too.

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Your post helps me gain perspective on my son’s struggles with SZ and poor quality sleep.

Thank-you for sharing your difficulties.

from Vermont

I don’t know if that will help your son, but for me it is my mind there is my worst enemy. When I get some thougths it is almost impossible to let go of them again.

Hi @Diane_Mortier

I’d like to encourage you to join our forum for Family and Caregivers that can be found at:

While this is a peer support forum for people with schizophrenia and other closely related psychotic disorders, the Family forum is specifically for people like yourself, who have a loved one they are concerned about.

Also, please let your loved one know about this forum as they may find it helpful.

Best of luck,

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