I take 10 mg Ambien on nights I need sleep. I. Noticed it works better on an empty stomach. But I have to time small meals and eating, with what time I go to bed as I don't we ant waste the pill.Because I want it to work as good as it can. Is this happening to other people and how to combat it. I just want good sleep, not where I'm up walking and binge eating and talking to people who aren't there. All in want to do is fall asleep quickly and sleep 7-8 hours. Is their a better drug avaiable?