Saturday, August 21, 2010

Personal Blog:: Sleepwalking though my day on Ambien... YIKES!!! 8/21/10

Well today is quite a boring day, but yet busy.  Let's see I woke up at 2 am and could not go back to sleep.  But the problem was it wasn't me.  I have been taking this medication called Ambien and it is doing crazy things to me.  I wake up to find that I ate all the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups from the freezer.  I then question my daughter and she denies the act.  Well it turns out she was really telling the truth and I AM the one eating them.  Well last night it was like a dream.  I could see myself walking out of the bedroom and into the living room.  I got on the computer then don't remember much after that. I woke up and checked my internet history.  Turns out I deleted 700+ people on my twitter account.  I was following tons of people just from the Utah County.  I guess for some reason I wanted to know what was happening around the Utah County area, so sue me.  Well I guess my other me decided I needed a change.  So strange how I did this without realizing it.  I'm trying to wrap my brain around it but it keeps baffling me.  Kinda like I have a split personality.  I have found myself walking around outside in the middle of the night and then I woke up.  I was shaken and surprised but got myself home.  I climbed back into bed and went on with my day.



  1. Be careful because Ambien does affect your conscious thinking somewhat. It's half-life is very short, but even a 3 hour half-life means 8 hours later there is probably a very small amount in your system. Ambien is a hypnotic, and makes you open to suggestion (it also lowers inhibition as I mentioned in another comment). When someone says something, you may read more into it than they meant to express. You may notice (or feel) people alluding or suggesting things that you did not notice before. It's nowhere near as dangerous as SSRI's for people who have lowered self esteem or people unhappy with portions of their life, but it is probably not a beneficial drug for people in those situations. Wellbutrin XL daily (only the XL version) is good in combination with Ambien.

  2. this works super for me - I have bipolar and even during manic times it knocks me out. Thank god for my doctor prescripting this for me.