When people miss proper sleep they find it very difficult to manage their day to day activities. Sleeping disorders cause more than just sleeplessness. Sleep problems can be caused by a numerous factors such as stress, constant movement during sleeping and daytime sleeping. Ignoring such sleeping problems can lead to poor health, falling asleep at wrong timings, abnormal behavior during sleeping, weight gain, accidents, relationship strain and impaired job performance. The good news is that you need not live with these sleeping problems anymore. You can try Ambien instead of suffering from these issues day in, day out.
Ambien is used for treating sleeping problems in adults when they have trouble falling asleep. It belongs to a class of drugs called sedative-hypnotics which when taken helps you to go to sleep and stay asleep longer. It acts on brain to produce a calming effect. The extended release form Ambien CR, has a first layer that dissolves quickly to help you fall asleep and the second layer that dissolves slowly to help you stay asleep. Do not attempt to drive or perform any other activity that require concentration after taking an this drug because it will make you sleepy
How Ambien should be taken
This pill may be habit forming and should be taken only if prescribed. Never share it with another person especially with someone with a drug addiction history. Take this medication orally on an empty stomach as directed by doctor. Since this tablet works quickly it should be taken by the person right before going to bed. People are advised not to take this pill unless they have time for a full night’s sleep of at least 7-8 hours, as it will cause loss of memory if they have to wake up before that. Many people have sleep-walked, eaten food and even made phone calls while not fully awake without memory of having done these activities. So, do not increase the dosage or take it longer than actually prescribed as it causes very harmful side effects. Any attempt to stop taking this pill all of a sudden can lead to serious withdrawal symptoms which may even be fatal. Withdrawal symptoms are a result of brain trying to re-establish normal activity. Some common withdrawal symptoms include fever, irritation, nervousness, sweating, panic attacks, insomnia, uncontrollable crying, stomach cramps and convulsions.
How long does Ambien take to work?
Ambien starts to work within few minutes upon consumption. Initially lower dose is prescribed, to check if it can solve the problem. If the problem is not found to be resolved then higher dosage of the pill is prescribed. Dosage is based on the age, gender and medical history of the person consuming it. One should consult a doctor if his sleeping disorder problem doesn’t get better or gets worse within a week or 10 days after starting this pill. This sleeping aid can cause dependence so it is safe to consult a doctor before a person stops taking this medication.
Ambien side effects
While reading about how Ambien works on people suffering from anxiety disorders it is also important to know the effects caused by it. Some common side effects of this pill include drowsiness, tiredness, sleeping during the day, drugged feeling, diarrhea and headache. People taking this pill should seek medical help when they show signs of allergic reactions such as trouble in breathing, swelling of tongue, face or throat, nausea and vomiting. Pregnant women are not advised to take this pill as it may harm the unborn fetus. Ambien has not proven to be safe or effective in children younger than 18 years of age.