Klonopin is a benzodiazepine used for anxiety and other disorders. I take it for chronic insomnia related to mild anxiety and severe muscle tension. Its considered to be a pretty potent benzo amongst its relatives (valium
, xanax, ativan
, etc.) not only that but its much longer acting. Think Xanax
but less "high" and more duration. Taken at regular doses in a benzo naive person 0.25-0.5mg you'll feel relaxed and sedated and sleep will be quite blissful if you've never used benzos. Taken in higher doses you'll probably pass out and forget a bunch of shit which is not cool (see Xanax
horror stories) but since its nearly impossible to overdose on when taken alone there are plenty of idiots out there that pop benzos and go on binges only to learn of the weird shit they did while on it....
After a long hard day at school, practice and work Klonopin gives me the peace of mind of solid 7-8 hours of sleep with relaxation the next day!