Ambien CR Uses

A number of sleep difficulties can be treated with Ambien CR. Uses include the treatment of common sleep problems such as difficulty falling asleep and waking up often during the night. Ambien CR is licensed for use in adults only and has not been tested in people under age 18.

Ambien CR Uses: An Overview

Ambien CR™ (zolpidem tartrate extended-release tablets) is a sleeping medication that has been licensed to treat insomnia. In clinical studies, it has been shown to be helpful in people who have difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep. Studies have shown that Ambien CR is effective for treating insomnia for as long as 24 weeks (6 months).
 

What Is Insomnia?

It is not unusual to have trouble sleeping from time to time. However, if you feel that you do not get enough sleep or cannot obtain satisfying sleep, you could possibly have a sleep disorder called insomnia. People with insomnia have one or more of the following symptoms:
 
  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Waking up often during the night and having trouble going back to sleep
  • Waking up too early in the morning
  • Non-refreshing sleep.
     
There are several types of insomnia. They are categorized based on how long the insomnia lasts and how often it occurs. These types include:
 
  • Acute insomnia (short-term)
  • Transient insomnia (comes and goes)
  • Chronic insomnia.
 
Each year, about 60 million Americans have insomnia.
 
(Click Insomnia Causes or Types of Insomnia for more information.)
 

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