My difficult child has been off all mood stabilizers since November 08. Quite frankly, the changes I have seen are positive. She has been in a better frame of mind off medications than on. She has Daytrana patch @15 mg for her ADHD symptoms. Patch is off by 4 or 5pm daily. So I don't know if I am making a mountain over molehill. Is that the saying?? Anyways, the last 3 weeks she will have 2 or 3 nights a week she can't fall asleep. Last night was another. We put her to bed at 8:45pm and she came to my room at 1:15am saying she hadn't been to sleep yet. This has been the pattern and I haven't been too concerned, but I started thinking in the middle of the night when I was awake, what is going on? Is she anxious about whether or not she can't sleep and therefore keeps herself up with worry? Or is it something else? (a little manic perhaps?) Or just some anxiety? I don't know. No school for us today, we have 1.5 inches of snow. I got her up at 8am and talked to her. She went to bed at 1:45am. She said she finally turned on the TV and it helped her go to sleep. We encourage her to read and no electronics at all, but this is what worked last night. She said she read until after 1am, but couldn't settle her brain. I asked her if her body was tired. Yes, sort of. She said her brain is hyper. Brain is not tired. We have a Wii from Christmas and she has been playing it in the evenings with husband. This is the only new thing she has been doing since the sleep thing started. She gets up at 6:30am during the school week. She stays in her room at night for the most part and I don't hear her up until she comes to the room and says she can't sleep. She is not bouncing off the walls with energy, but just awake. I am going to begin a new bedtime ritual, no TV at all before bedtime. Reading to her, soft music, and warm baths. Am I reading too much into this? We haven't had sleep issues before, so it has me a little wigged out.