high cortisol is just as bad as low, Mary B. Mine is high at night and it prevents me from going to sleep. i take cortisol manager , plus gaba and melotonin and i've been catching SOME zzzzzz's lately. I also started LDN almost 2 weeks ago--- it's an rx that is supposed to calm the immune system for ppl with auto immune disease. It's supposed to help with sleep, becuz it calms the system. Check out cortisol manger to take throughout the day to lower your cortisol. Didn't your dr give you any recommendations??