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I agree that you need a psychiatrist. Ambien should only be taken when you have 7-8 hours to sleep in bed. There is no protocol for taking it in the morning since it is a hypnotic that induces sleep. I don't doubt for a minute that you had blurred vision One of its side effects is increasing anxiety and depression in people who are suffering from those problems.
Lexapro is used for both depression and anxiety. You should be on something for those problems and Lexapro is a good one.
"....He said take the eszopiclone at bedtime and then zalaplon when you wake up. ..." I can't imagine why this was prescribed. Both eszoplicone (Lunesta) and zaleplon (Sonata) are sedatives. They aren't to be taken unless you can sleep.
Please consult a psychiatrist so you can get these problems straightened out. In addition, many studies have shown that a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and medication works better for anxiety and depression than they do separately.
You're so very welcome. There is a Ambien extended release formulation to help with waking up. Perhaps your provider could prescribe that.