Q. After reading all the complaints about Ambien, I would like to put in a good word for this sleeping pill. I’ve had trouble sleeping all my life. When I finally fell asleep, I had a hard time waking up.
A year ago my doctor prescribed Ambien. I only need half a pill to give me solid sleep. I wake up easily, feeling refreshed.
Before this I couldn’t go walking because I wasn’t able to get up early to beat the Florida heat. Now I walk a mile and a half every morning and feel great! I also work in the garden, paint, make quilts and knit. Ambien has changed my life for the better.
A. Like you, many do get a good night’s sleep on Ambien (zolpidem). Others have reported sleep walking or driving, which can be dangerous.