I have been racking my brain to find a medication that helps with bipolar insomnia. I think that I don't stay on the medications long enough for it to work due to I suffer sleep loss trying to do so. I just wondered what can shut the brain off at night? I am going to try to ask the pdoc for valium. I know it is addicting but we are going to have to be on something the rest of our life with bipolar anyway. I am currently on seroquel 400mgs. at bedtime. I hate it due to weightgain and I wake up every other hour to eat. It keeps me up eating all night and morning. I am gaining lately really bad.