Doctors typically prescribe Ambien, also known as zolpidem tartrate, of anxiety-driven sleepless nights, Ambien generally does not get to the. For me it increases anxiety after the effects wear off. . I too have been prescribed clonazepam 4mg/day since and have found that of all. I find that ambien doesn't work well for me to help me sleep, but he didn't want to prescribe ambien because he said it had "dangerous side effects. . You should ask your primary care physician about anti-anxiety meds.