What is AMBIEN
and how does it work?
AMBIEN sleeping pills induces sleep
and causes relaxation. It is in a class
of drugs called sedative/hypnotics or
sleep medications. Ambien affects chemicals
in your brain that may become unbalanced
and cause insomnia. When taken as prescribed,
AMBIEN sleeping pills can give you the
good night's sleep so you can wake feeling
rested and refreshed. It is used to
treat sleep disorders such as trouble
falling asleep, waking up many times
during the night, or waking up too early
in the morning.
AMBIEN helps restore your quality of
sleep. It was introduced in Europe in
1988, and in the United States five
years later. To date, more than 4 billion
doses of AMBIEN have been prescribed
AMBIEN is a short-term (7- to 10-day)
prescription sleep aid. Longer-term
use must be monitored closely by a doctor.
AMBIEN helps people suffering from insomnia
fall asleep within 15 to 30 minutes.
AMBIEN should only be taken when you
are ready to go to sleep. Further, AMBIEN
helps you stay asleep and not wake up
too early. Avoid taking AMBIEN unless
you are prepared to devote a full 7
to 8 hours to sleeping.