My idea is to sleep & rest heavily for at least a few months with the aid of sleep medication. Everything I have seen about ART seems to be about disciplining yourself to have rest time. I think this approach would be very challenging (read: impossible) to do consistently, especially during energy surges. Being a young person, as soon as I have a spark of energy, I try to keep up with my friends. It seems it would be more effective to encourage sleepiness and rest with a drug. When I was on Topiramate, I was constantly napping, drowsy and was too mentally slow to engage in mentally stimulating activities. I was pretty much a zombie and forced to rest. The question is, will your body consider it rest? Or will it use up energy trying to process the drug. I am tempted to cycle tricyclics, anticonvulsants, benzos, antihistamine & melatonin so I am very, very sleepy. I would careful not to develop insomnia from overusing a drug and becoming dependant. Thoughts on this plan?