As told in an earlier story, I’ve had a problem with sleeping drugs (hypnotics) for the last five years or so. As of today, and under supervision, I am down to one quarter of the dose I was using two months ago. The sleep has not been good, with four or five awakenings each night, and corresponding daytime tiredness, as well as other withdrawal symptoms. By next week, there will be zero pills. I have hope that things will improve. I have been a good boy, sticking to the schedule, but this kind of stuff is hard on us old guys.