i'm 35 yrs old and have trouble sleeping since i can remember. xanax 5 mg works really good for me once at night. i feel very happy in the morning. people always talk about getting hooked. i've been taking it on and off for 3 yrs and i'm ok. just jittery by 7 p.m if i dont take it. but that about it. i'd like to take it for the rest of my life. i have not increased the dosage or anything.