I have been taking 10mg of zolpidem (generic Ambien) going on 11 years now. Unfortunately, it stopped working like it use to a couple years ago and I'm lucky to get 3-4 hours a sleep a night. It takes me almost 2 hours to fall asleep and I always wake up by 2:30am every morning. I'm so burnt out mentally and physically because of this!! Does anyone take Ambien with Ambien CR? My doc refuses to do this but we've tried EVERY other sleep meds besides (Xanax, Ativan, valium) as he doesn't believe in the use of those meds at all... Does anyone think that the generic zolpidem doesn't work as effectively as the name brand Ambien??