Hi, well I've been to a sleep specialist, I've had 2 sleep studies one at the hospital & one at home, & all he could say was yeah your not sleeping good so he sent me back to my psychiatrist lol, wow was that a waste of time.. & you ask me why is it necessary for me to take anti-anxiety meds well it really wasn't my choice in the beginning to go on them I was young & my doctor proscribed it for mild anxiety which I use to be able to control but he just kept prescribing them for a long period of time & now being on the drug for almost 9yrs of my life it is almost impossible to get off.. Not only does it cause Psychological dependence but it causes Physical dependence.. Have you been on a benzodiazepine for long-term before? There extremely hard to come off of because it gives you the worst withdrawal symptoms you can ever imagine, there's really no difference between being an alcoholic for years & trying to stop, because both benzodiazepines & alcohol effects the same chemicals in the brain, the GABA, GABA is the calming chemical in the brain which controls your whole central nervous system so when you come off of it your brain literally goes haywire & instead of being relaxed it stimulates you, you can't relax, sleep, or hardly even think right because you literally can't shut your mind off with out the drug.. & That's why its extremely hard to get off of if you have been on it long-term everyday.. It's a good short-term med but long-term it's lethal & can ruin a person's life.. I've tried literally everything to try to get myself better & nothing works.. & now being on it for so long I have built up a tolerance so now I have to just take it to just help the withdrawals effects from it, it's called benzo tolerance withdrawal.. I'm not sure everyone gets it but a certain % do & I'm one of them lucky ones that got it & it sucks extremely bad..