Ambien is a sedative-hypnotic actually used for the short-term treatment of insomnia (described as the difficulty in falling or staying asleep).
Ambien is one of the most prescribed sleeping aids in the United States. It is widely recognized that sleeplessness is not a good symptom and should not be taken lightly in any way. In case you have insomnia, you must not delay talking to your doctor about the possible benefits of short-term sleeping agents, such as Ambien (zolpidem tartrate).
While natural sleep is best, Ambien can help you in the following ways:
Fall asleep. It has been shown in many studies that Ambien helps individuals fall asleep within 15 to 30 minutes. So it should be taken only in moments when you are totally prepared to go to sleep.