Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) has been a miracle supplement for me, so I thought I'd post in case it might help someone else. I've had hypersomnia all my life. Every day has been a struggle to get in enough just to function. Even at my best it was 10 hours a night during the week with 14-15 at the weekend. For the last few years it has been at least 12 hours a night. About a month ago I started taking skullcap after reading that it may help reduce seizures and that Dr DeMeirleir uses epilepsy drugs to treat the hypersomnia in his patients ( http://www.cortjohnson.org/blog/201...iations-video-series-dr-de-meirleir-on-sleep/ ). Within a few days it went from 12 to a more normal 8 to 9, and it has stayed that way. Needless to say, I spent the first few days in a state of shock. I have never in my life been able to get by on 9 hours sleep. I'm still having trouble believing it!