Ambien is the brand name for a medication called Zolpidem. It is a very potent nonbenzodiazepine sedative hypnotic used to treat insomnia. Because of the potential of Ambien Addiction it is only recommended for short term treatment.
Ambien has replaced benzodiazepines like Valium to treat insomnia because ironically, it is considered to have less potential for abuse.
If you were to take Ambien and drive, the chances of you falling asleep at the wheel are very high. Do not operate any forms of machinery that require being mentally alert and coordinated while on Ambien. check to see if you test clean.
Ambien Sleep Dependency
Ambien is know to be the most powerful sleep medication out there. Sometimes you wont even feel drowsy at first. Ambien will just knock you straight out. When I say knock you straight out, I mean you could be sitting down working on your computer and fall asleep instantly.
The user could grow dependent on it and eventually need it to go to sleep. Drug users that use stimulants like cocaine and crystal meth have been known to use it after a drug use bender so that they can fall asleep when the stimulants wear off.
Is Ambien Addictive?
Not only can Ambien be addictive in order to go to sleep, Ambien can produce a state of Euphoria which increases the chances of Ambien Addiction significantly.
Instead of taking the drug and going to bed, users will resist its effects and fight the sedation to feel the euphoric effects of Ambien.
Ambien is a controlled substance. It should be stored in a safe place and locked up, especially if there are people around you with a history of addiction.
Ambien is known to create vivid hallucinations just like LSD or Mushrooms when you resist its effects.
Ambien users have also said that they felt like they were in a Dream Like State while on it.
Ambien has the potential to cause the user to sleep walk, behave erratically, and perform activities with know memory of it the following day.
The effects of Ambien generally last seven to eight hours. It is a fast acting drug and is most effective for falling asleep within the first hour and a half.
Ambien Side Effects
Some of the most common negative side effects to Ambien are:
- Uncontrollable Shaking
- Memory Loss
- Feeling Sleep During The Day
According to a Nation Survey on Drug Use and Health. Ambien Addiction is generally associated with women over the age of forty five.
Ambien slows down the brain’s activity which makes it easier for the user to fall asleep. Sudden stoppage can cause and increase in brain activity which can lead to seizures. Other withdrawal symptoms consist of:
An Ambien Overdose can be fatal. Signs of an Ambien overdose are:
- Slow Breathing
- Extreme Drowsiness