Ambien and Sleep

Everyone has had periods in his life with sleepless nights. This mental disorder is characterized by different forms and reasons. It should be noted that sleeplessness is a temporal state and can be eliminated after the sleep disorder reason is determined and cured.
But, unfortunately, sometimes the disease can last for a long time and disturb a person in his activity.
The sleeplessness is hard to be prevented, but it can be treated. Medication Ambien helps to cure this mental disorder and restore healthy sleep.

What is Ambien?

Ambien is a modern medication used as soporific. By the action, this drug is much stronger, than most of known soporific medications and it restores healthy sleep from the first day of drug use.
This drug not only helps to restore healthy sleep, but also relaxes a person removing the stress.
Ambien has been approved by the FDA in accordance with numerous clinical researches results. The drug is considered as the most strong and common soporific in the USA and Europe.

Who are indicated with Ambien?

Ambien is indicated in various sleeplessness forms caused by psychological traumas, nervous excitation, stress, overeating, stuffy heat, noise, jet lag.
Frequent nocturnal awakenings, inability to fall asleep and other symptoms of sleeplessness disappear at use of this soporific.
Ambien is often used in the Air Forces of the USA as a soothing drug for pilots. Overloads, long flights, stress require for maximum organism endurance. Therefore to get healthy sleep before task execution, pilots are indicated with Ambien to relax and have a rest.

How does Ambien work?

An active component of Ambien is Zolpidem. This substance is used in many modern soporific medications and provides a fast and effective action. The half-life period of Zolpidem does not exceed two hours. It means that components of this drug help your organism to relax and provides sound sleep within 2 hours.
Zolpidem is very similar by structure to benzodiazepines, but it is not an antidepressant though it can be taken in treatment of some disorders of the nervous system and mentality. Ambien provides a strong sedative, myorelaxing, soporific, tranquilizing, and anticonvulsant action.
Pharmacological action of this drug is provided by influence of Zolpidem on unbalanced chemicals of the brain causing sleeplessness. A chemical disbalance in the brain causes sleep disorder and negatively affects an emotional state leading to sleeplessness.
Ambien controls all chemical processes in the brain and provides a relaxing effect on the central nervous system. Thanks to it, a patient fells asleep quickly and sleeps for a long without night awakenings. After awakening in the morning, a person feels energy for the whole day.

How to take Ambien?

Ambien is indicated for a short-term use. Usually, the treatment course and sleeplessness prophylaxis do not exceed 7-10 days. More often, a week course helps to fully restore sleep and to improve the patient's brain activity.
Dosage and terms of soporific use are indicated individually. Therefore before this soporific use, you are recommended to visit the doctor.

Selecting a dose of Ambien, the doctor will consider a kind of activity of the patient, his psychological state, sleeplessness symptoms and other factors.
  • A recommended dose of Ambien for sleeplessness treatment is 5 mg. A tablet is taken about 30 minutes before bedtime.
  • If in 2-3 days of 5 mg Ambien use, you do not noticed any improvements then a dose can be increase? up to 10 mg of Ambien.
  • To take more than 10 mg of Ambien a day is counter-indicative, as it may cause overdose.

Side-effects and contra-indications to Ambien application

A long-term use of Ambien in high doses is proved to cause psychological addiction, so you are strictly recommended to avoid exceeding the treatment course.
Side-effects are mild and usually pass in 2-3 days after the beginning of drug use. The most common side-effects: dizziness, drowsiness, weakness, dry mouth, muscle pain, and apathy.
Ambien is counter-indicative in an allergy to Zolpidem, and to people above 60 years of age, to children under 14 years of age and in acute mental disorders.
During this soporific drug course, any activity associated with high concentration and fast reaction should be limited. Ambien may block reactions.