I've been having trouble with Ambien, specifically that the effect wears off incredibly quickly at times, leaving me unable to sleep. Just now, I took one, and got ready for bed (in all, a 15-minute process), and after my shower, the effect that I was beginning to feel was completely gone. Could it somehow be because of the shower? Are there other things that might nullify Ambien's effect?
I have been on Ambien Cr (2- 12.5mg pills so a hefty dose, Dr. prescribed it) for 7 years. I can say 2 things. First, food will make Ambien less effective. Take it on an empty stomach or with a LIGHT snack. Second (and this may not be true for you) sometimes, after you take Ambien you do not *think* it is working. Try laying down and try to go to sleep, if you can't then it is not working but don't go on not feeling it. Hope this helps
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