My experience with Klonopin has been good, but nothing as good as yours, Chris! I had read some years ago about Klonopin being useful to help with sleep in ME/CFS. At the time, Ambien was allowing me to fall asleep, but I still felt as though there was an electrical current running through my body when I went to bed at night, and the description of Klonopin helping to bring the CNS back to a more normal level sounded good to me, so I asked my doctor about it. Now the funny part - he asked me why I wanted to use a powerful antipsychotic drug! Yeah, I know. Anyhow, the Klonopin stops that electrical current feeling for me. It's been a blessing. For quite some time, and still on occasion, I can go without any Ambien and still fall asleep. If I forget the Klonopin, however, I have an awful night and sometimes don't realize why until the next morning. I don't relate this to dependence, however, because it's the same feeling I was having for many years before I used the Klonopin. The dosage I use is small - only .5mg - and only at bedtime. It's not perfect, but it has helped me to sleep. I've not found that I've needed to increase the dosage, either. Good luck to you, Chris - I hope it continues to be helpful for you! Just follow Danny's advice and be cautious - it sounds like you already are!