I'm like everyone else on here, I guess. Taken Clonopin for years/decades. Tried every herb, every *something* that is supposed to make you sleep. Taken every form of magnesium I have ever heard of. Nothing worked. (Okay, L-Glycine for three nights per the Japanese study DID produce a better quality sleep for one night --and cured fibro) google Japanese Glycine sleep study, I think. But yesterday I bought magnesium OIL--which is not technically an oil, but a solution. Anyway magnesium is very hard to absorb and I must be one of the worst at not being able to absorb it. Last night I took the usual Clonopin and rubbed some magnesium oil on the bottom of my feet--------and FELL ASLEEP almost immediately!!!!! Now, I must admit, I woke up hours later and had to apply more magnesium oil BUT I fell right back to sleep again. I also woke up again, rinse, repeat. This has never happened before. It's not a panacea. I feel sort of dazed as if I did not really have that great a sleep but this is progress for me. AND yesterday I also bought a few packets of magnesium powder that you mix into a drink. "Calm"...something. I took that and my feet were still cramping up from lack of magnesium. It wasn't from lack of potassium I don't think because I put a banana in with it and made a smoothie. But that magnesium could have helped with the sleep although I am more inclined to think that it was the magnesium oil. Especially since I woke up, rubbed in on my feet, and went right back to sleep. I made my husband some of the magnesium drink. It is citrus flavored--makes magnesium citrate. He slept about 12 hours, no prowling around the house in the middle of the night with insomnia. He does not have CFS but it helped him. I DO have CFS so it's going to take more than just magnesium oil on my feet but I did want to share this information. You can make cheap mag oil with distilled water and mag chloride or epsom salts and then spray it on. BTW, a bath in epsom salts has never had any effect on me. This oil/solution must be very concentrated? That could be why it worked.