I feel like if I could sleep, I could turn the corner. I can sleep on the clonazepam, but does that suppress true restorative sleep (rem sleep)? is there a better medication for sleep that allows for more "natural" sleep
I agree that a lack of sleep does make everything more complicated. The clonazepam should actually help you to achieve rem sleep and is prescribed for people who have difficulties with rem sleep, so that doesn't seem to be a bad option even though your sleep isn't as good as you'd like. There are other prescription sleep aids such as Ambien, Lunesta and many others that people have good results with, however if you have been having success with the clonazepam and are taking it as directed, it does seem appropriate for your situation.