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Does ambien (zolpidem) cause problems with sleep patterns and dreaming?

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 19 years experience
Ambien (zolpidem): Ambien (zolpidem) does affect sleep stages (i.e. Patterns) and dreaming. It is less so than some other medications prescribed for sleep but it does cause changes to sleep structure.
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Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Yes: Though zolpidem (ambien) is primarily used for insomnia it can have other effects on sleep including sleepwalking. Discuss with your doctor if you have concerns. There are many alternatives.
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