My FIL is a wanderer. He does not sleep. It drives me nuts. It wouldn't be so bad if he was in his "right mind" but he isn't. He'll get up and down to the bathroom when he doesn't even need to go. Clogs up the toilet full of toilet paper because he forgets to flush. Turns on the heater in the bathroom and doesn't turn it off which scares me because it smells like it's burning. Drinks the bathroom sink water, which wouldn't be so bad but he is on dialysis and needs to watch his liquid intake. Or he'll sneak into the kitchen and eat things he shouldn't be eating [potassium filled foods or foods that give him diarrhea]. He's got dementia and had a few strokes that never made him the same again. He doesn't "get it" if that makes sense. It's hard to tell him NO when he asks for ice cream because, surprise, he's lactose intolerant but he can't comprehend it and will get mad. Anyway, talked to his doctor and they suggested this. My husband and I are worried because it is known as a psych drug but we were reassured that it has other uses, like a sleeping pill. Any of you have any experience with it? I just want him to sleep..PLEASE! Hoping this does the trick. If not, I'm not even sure what to do anymore. Melatonin didn't work at all for him. He sleeps maybe 2-3 hours a day and he's up for the rest of the day.