tartrate) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat short-term insomnia
Ambien is manufactured by sanofi-aventis.
Ambien is used to treat insomnia. This includes a number of sleep difficulties, including:
- Difficulty falling asleep
- Waking up often during the night
- Waking up too early in the morning.
(Click Ambien Uses for more information on what it is used for, including some possible off-label uses.)
How Does It Work?
Ambien is part of a class of medications called sedative/hypnotics, which are known more commonly as sleep medicine. Based on clinical studies, when compared to people who did not take Ambien, people who took Ambien:
- Fell asleep faster
- Slept longer
- Had higher-quality sleep
- Had fewer awakenings.