I was recently prescribed Ambien (zolpidem 5mg) for insomnia, and I've taken the prescribed dosage two nights in a row. It hasn't had any noticeable effect on my sleep pattern. I still have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. Is this something that I have to take regularly to get the effect or am I just not responding to it?
23 Apr 2013
I tried taking 2 pills (10mg) and it did let me get to sleep, but I woke up 4 hours later and couldn't get to sleep again. The next night I tried over the counter diphenhydramine (generic Benadryl - 50mg) and it lasts the whole night. Also less chance of side affects or addiction. Just wanted to pass that along. Thanks everyone who gave their two cents.
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