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  • The problem with that is that you may take Benadryl and then the over the counter sleep aids together or on the same day

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      Zolpidem is a prescription sleep aid that is approved by the FDA. Most over the counter sleep aids are just forms of Benadryl. The problem with that is that you may take Benadryl and then the over the counter sleep aids together or on the same day. That is only taking Benadryl on top of Benadryl which will knock you out but not in a good way. So I asked my doctor for some other type of sleep aid.

      There are pros and cons to the use of Zolpidem. It certainly does help you fall asleep faster however it does not maintain sleep through the night.


      For me that is perfect because I have three kids and may need to wake up at the sound of a crying baby. For some it may be a con. If you need a sleep aid that not only helps you get to sleep but keeps you that way; well this might not be for you. But if you only need help falling asleep Zolpidem is very nice.

      There are some other pros or cons (depending how you look at it). This sleep aid acts fast. I find it’s effects kick in after about 15 or 20 minutes. This of course could be a major pro ...


      • for most people. Of course if you take Zolpidem and something should come up then it is a con. This is because it is a mild hypnotic. What that means is that you can’t shake it off. If something happens that keeps you awake you may appear to be off balance or may even look slightly drunk. So you can only take this if you are 100 percent sure you are about to go to bed.

        I should bring up how it makes you feel next. If you take it as you get in bed then it feels as if you are able to relax and

        melt in to the bed. If you are up and about walking around you will feel off balance. It is really important to know that this drug has that sort of side effect before you take it. The drug itself wears off after about an hour or two.

        Overall I really like Zolpidem. I only need help falling asleep, it wears off quickly, and it really works. I do feel refreshed in the morning. Each person may have different needs though. Like I said be aware of the side effects and know that this is not a drug that keeps you asleep. It only gets you there.




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