The drug Ambien is often prescribed by doctors in order to combat the effects of insomnia; however it is more often than not only used for the short term treatment of the condition. Ambien is also used in the treatment of a number of other conditions however its primary use is for the treatment of insomnia.
Due to the fact that Ambien is meant to make a user fall asleep immediately it should only be taken during the nighttime and only when at least a full seven to eight hours of sleep is possible otherwise a user will remain severely sleepy until the drug passes through their system.
There are certain things that you have to be cautious about when you are taking Ambien. For example, if you have to drive a lot then Ambien would not be suitable for you. This is because the medication will not have worn off by the time you have woken up which means that your reactions will be slowed and you would not be safe enough to drive. This also goes for things like operating machinery. You should also be aware that you will feel drowsy when you first wake up in the morning, and this is completely normal.