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A 28-year-old female asked:

Is there any evidence that long term use of ambien (zolpidem) for sleep is detrimental to mental or physical health?

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Dr. Phyllis Daen
Clinical Psychology 62 years experience
Ambien (zolpidem) vs melatonin: ambien (zolpidem) does not facilitate a normal sleep cycle. It is helpful for a short period but after that it is better to use natural remedies like melatonin, chamomile tea or sour cherry juice to return to the development of a full sleep cycle.

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Last updated Jul 16, 2015

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