I have been taking Ambien for about 4 years, gradually increasing my dose to 20 mg per night. My husband has been worried because I sometimes get up an hour or so after I go to bed and wander around the house, acting strange. The first time it happened he thought I was having a stroke and took me to the emergency department. I have no memory of it. This week he took a video showing me staggering around, slurring my speech, being VERY obstinate and finally staggering back to bed.

Is this uncommon? I have never been a sleepwalker in the past, and sometimes travel for work, staying in hotels. This has me really frightened. Any ideas, suggestions, hope?