Hi. My mum has suffered from insomnia since she had her stroke a few months ago. The doctor has prescribed zopiclone which gives her about 3 to 4 hours sleep per night but she cant manage any sleep when she doesn't take it. She is reluctant to take anti depressants because of the side effects. The doctor seems to have run out of ideas other than putting her on the sleeping tablets permanently which doesn't seem ideal. Does anyone have any other suggestions. My mum is 78 years old. I look after both my parents on a full time basis now as they are both fully blind and my dad have severe dementia.