Hi Athene, I am going to read more about the Citicoline. I'm misread you, I think you were clear in saying you were taking it. I do want to say, and forgive me. I am very well educated with sleep ideas, therapy's, and more specifically sleep meds such as benzodiazipines and the z-drugs the above author of the book mentions. This whole arena I understand very very well. I said it was personal my not taking them therefore what I post now is not to dissuade but many are unaware what these drugs do simply not being told or given "transparent informed consent." I did take klonopin not knowing what it was and was very sick coming off. Benzodiazipine withdrawal syndrome is the name of the syndrome many get with abrupt quits. I wasn't told by 3 GP's I need to taper in order to quit and didn't know I could reinstate to taper once I abruptly quit. I was sick on the drug, put pieces together late like many. I helped people for 2 years until very recently get off this drug. Genetics dictates if a benzo or z-drug will change the brain of one or not. I'm active in the community for awareness. When you educate yourselves you will understand these were only intended for 2-4 weeks. Or sporadic doses so the brain wouldn't change. It's proven, if a low dose is taken consistently the brain can change in 7 days. Dependence unwittingly. In the UK it's called, "involuntary addiction". I have many friends there in parliament trying to get changes and the UK Public Health Minister Ann Milton has come aboard to help get change. She's now educated with this. And Dr. Heather Ashton who studied the drug and people on it from years ago and warning the mainstream docs of the truths, is in the forefront helping. I explain what this drug does to the brain in this link reply #68. That is called "the mechanism of action". Z-drugs go to the same place as benzodiazipines. Z-drugs are Lunesta, Ambien, Sonata, Imovane. Generic names of z-drugs are Zolipidem= Ambien, Eszopiclone=Lunesta etc. Z's okay? If you read my reply #66 I explain z-drugs to the poster as he is on one and a benzodiazipine together. I write down what is involved in a taper combing the two. The bottom paragraph of reply #68 explains z-drgs like Ambien, Lunesta go by the same as a benzo. http://forums.phoenixrising.me/show...ed-Klonopin-Valium-taper-life-is-a-mess/page7 I am writing a book to raise awareness for people on it, and their families. There are many books written by people who went through what I did. I won a court case on paper but couldn't get the Supreme Court to extend statute. It's almost impossible for medical malpractice. Canada has a longer statute. I'm from Canada, but it happened while living in the states. I found one of the few lawyers too late that 'gets' these drugs. Many are winning in the UK and starting to in the US as they were not told the truth like I wasn't. I'm off Klonopin now. I finally slept after 8 months off. At 12 months off k, I was still sick in bed with many benzo symptoms, and got hit with CFS symptoms on top when my saline implant deflated, so back to broken sleep. But this is why I won't take anything other than benadryl or the occasional gravol now. My brain nuero wise has been through the mill. I'm very educated now on many other drugs and how they affect the brain and central nervous system.