Hi there! I have had the SAME issue as you. If I find that it's starting to get late, and I am still awake, I will have panic attacks. I use to use a lot of Xanax at night because of it.
I know you are not wanting to get dependant on taking something to sleep, but I can say that for me, I used Simply Sleep by Tylenol, and it worked for helping me sleep. I am not addicted to it, and now, don't use it ever. It did help me through my rough patch though, and I still have it, if I need it.
Also, you can do things to wind down before going to sleep, like taking a hot shower or bath. And, making sure to relax in the evening before bed. Go for a walk, if weather permits. Read a book, or a magazine. Try to clear your head. I know, it is easier said than done.
I too take Klonopin. Once in the morning, and once before bed, .5 mg each time, along with Effexor XR. Falling asleep is no longer a problem for me.
I hope you get relief soon, cuz I know what you are going through now, and I know it isn't fun at all!
Wishing you the best!
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