If I take two 5 mg of zolpidem nightly, I wake 4 hours later and am clear headed and wide away. I can not go back to sleep. Why can't I take one 5 mg when I go to bed and take the other 5 mg when I awake to extend my night sleeping past 4 hours? The price of zolpidem CR slow release tablet helps you fall asleep but then keeps you asleep longer than 4 hours. The price of zolpidem CR is 10 times the cost of the regular zolpidem.
Ambien - zolpidem prescribed one to two 5 mg nightly?
- 11 Feb 2020 by Babag
- 10 February 2020
I do not recommend taking two separate Ambien pills at different times during the same night.
Try taking Ambien on an empty stomach. By having little to no food in your body helps the absorption rate for Ambien.
If your body only has the sleeping medicine in its system (no other food) it will metabolize by itself, thus giving you the full effect of the Ambien. All sleeping medications are designed to dissolve quickly. It's not uncommon to feel the effects of Ambien in as little as 20 to 40 minutes.
It's also recommended if you have sleeping difficulties to cut down on all stimuli activity. Keeping lights on, watching TV, interacting with our cell phones and reading are all deterrence that might keep you from falling asleep.
Lastly, if the suggestions above don't work you could try asking your doctor for AmbienCR (controlled release). Maybe having the medication released throughout the night will help.
- Zolpidem Information for Consumers
- Zolpidem Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Zolpidem (detailed)
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