Klonopin discipline

Just an observation about Klonopin: I find that I should not take it until I am fully ready to sleep. In other words, if I take it and then stay up and do anything at all, it is ineffective for that night. I lay down, read a bit, spend time with Dianna, etc. until I am ready to sleep, then take the pill, turn out the light, and settle in. If I don't have 8 hours before the alarm goes off, I'll be a little groggy, but if I take the pill 8 hours before the alarm and don't go right to sleep, I apparently "burn off" all the extra GABA or something. Just in case you use it and have wondered why its effectiveness varies so much, maybe this is why.

Ron- I've noticed this too, but didn't make the connection fully until I saw your post. I also take about 6mg total of melatonin which, I think, usually mitigates the effect you are talking about.


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