Insomnia is always associated with high levels of parasites and bacteria. This leads me to believe it is their waste products, namely ammonia, that really causes insomnia. Read the section on Insomnia under Sleep Problems for more on this (page 243). A sound sleep refreshes as nothing else can. Your elderly person will have more energy throughout the day and a better mood if sleep was good. Of course you must guard against daytime napping if nights are sleepless. Sleep at night is more important than sleep by day. They are not equal. Try to turn your loved one’s cycle back to night-time sleeping if it has become turned around by bad kidney function (frequent urination at night) or too much daytime napping. Sleep can be disturbed by taking vitamins at bedtime too. Sleep is enhanced by taking magnesium. Limit bedtime supplements to magnesium, ornithine, valerian (6 capsules) taken with hot milk.