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Does clonazepam affect quality of sleep?

Does clonazepam affect quality of sleep?

There was a significant negative correlation between iron deficiency and poor sleep quality. Both clonazepam and zolpidem significantly improved sleep quality; however, clonazepam was more effective in decreasing the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index scores (P = . 03).

Can you take Klonopin for insomnia at night?

Providing suggestions on use, Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, says “.25 to 2 milligrams of Klonopin at night can have a dramatic effect. Start with low dose and work up gradually because Klonopin is initially quite sedating. I agree with Ryan on this. While Klonopin CAN cause some initial drowsiness…it really isn’t indicated for use for insomnia.

How many years have you been on Klonopin?

(My Mom has since died – a little over a year ago.) The psychiatrist got my clonazepam dosage up to 8 mg. a day for over 7 years. I’ve been gradually cutting down and am at 2 mg when I (try to) go to sleep.

Which is better for sleep Ambien or Klonopin?

18 Responses. Klonopin (clonazepam) In a class of medications like Ambien, is the drug Klonopin (clonazepam). “In sleep management, one of the best things we have found is Klonopin,” states Charles W. Lapp, M.D. Klonopin can help you get to sleep fast and sleep longer and thus have less fatigue the next day.

Are there any drawbacks to taking Klonopin?

Klonopin is not without drawbacks though, since it can be addictive, and thus if you need to discontinue its use, you must carefully taper it under a doctor’s care. Also as with many sedatives one can build up tolerance to Klonopin’s effects, thus reducing its benefit.

What happens if you take Klonopin before bed?

Klonopin is a CNS depressant that causes shallow breathing while asleep. Taking it before bed can cause sleep apnea with drops in oxygen levels. This can cause you to suddenly wake up with a racing heart along with high blood pressure.

(My Mom has since died – a little over a year ago.) The psychiatrist got my clonazepam dosage up to 8 mg. a day for over 7 years. I’ve been gradually cutting down and am at 2 mg when I (try to) go to sleep.

18 Responses. Klonopin (clonazepam) In a class of medications like Ambien, is the drug Klonopin (clonazepam). “In sleep management, one of the best things we have found is Klonopin,” states Charles W. Lapp, M.D. Klonopin can help you get to sleep fast and sleep longer and thus have less fatigue the next day.

How often should you take Klonopin for anxiety?

Klonopin will make you drowsy when you first start taking it. That will wear off in time. Klonopin, as said by Ryan and now nursegirl, should be administered .5mg twice daily for panic/anxiety. The reason it can work for sleep is that it is an anti-anxiety medication…therefore, it relaxes you enough so that you can sleep.