I also suffer from RLS and take 300 mg of neurontin 2-3 hours before I go to bed. It really helps. There is a new drug Requip that I would like to try and will talk with my doc about it when I go again. You need to also check the RLS.org site for more info. Good luck and my sincerest condolences to you in the loss of your loved one. You do need a prescription, though, to help with this so you can get some peaceful rest.