I take 1mg clonazepam at night for restless legs and 1 OTC unison to sleep but I cannot drive a car in the morning because I get sleepy I am 85 I sleep about 5 hours I do not want the feeling of sleepy what can I do
I would talk to my doctor if I were you. Klonopin is not the best drug for sleep. I don't know what's in unisom these days, but some of those can leave a nasty hangover. I can't take benadryl because it leaves me virtually comatose for 24 hrs, so if that's in the unisom it could be a factor.
Have you tried taking Ropinirole for your rls? I take 1 mg and it works quite well, both with the rls and making me sleepy. The biggest problem I have with it is that it makes me nauseous. Many people don't have this problem or avoid it by taking it with some crackers or a small snack. I can't eat anything right before bed because it triggers my insomnia for some reason. I normally sleep about 3-4 hrs, but that's what I'm used to and I don't have problems being too sleepy the next morning to drive. Anyway, just my thoughts. Hope it helps!
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