8:52pm here in australia and i have taken my first dose of belsomra for sleep. Belsomra is a new sleep medication that has only just been released in australia. Its not covered by the pharmaceutical benefits scheme here so full price is $56 for 30 x 20mg tablets. Its different from other traditional sleep meds in that it doesnt work on gaba receptors but instead on orexin receptors. Belsomra is classed as an orexin antagonist. Orexin is a neuro peptide that regulates arousal, so supposedly helps us fall asleep and suppose to help maintain sleep. A lack of orexin is said to be implicated in narcolepsy. The above information can easily be found on multiple sites through google. I have also taken lyrica tonight which is my normal medication i use for nerve pain i get in my legs during the night that can interrupt my sleep. Normally i take a z drug such as zopiclone or zolpidem with 5mg valium to initiate sleep and an antihistamine such as doxylamine to help maintain sleep. This generally gives me 6 to 7hrs sleep. On occassions i have bad nights and depending on what time i wake up i may take a low dose of something short acting or maybe tryptophan. So if belsomra is effective, Id like to use it for a month or two and hopefully this may reduce my tolerance to previous medications ive used and i can alternate belsomra with my previous sleep treatments every month or so. The above is not medical advice but is what I am doing under medical supervision and is presented for educational and entertainment purposes.