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A 28-year-old female asked:

Can i take an extra ambien (zolpidem) ? i can't sleep ! :(

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Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Depends,: I believe i may have answered your question else wear as well. Sleeping issues are difficult to manage and if it is around eight hours after the first dose, you can consider a second half dose, but it is not as recommended as finding a different sleep aid. Try melatonin but make sure you take it 2-3 hours prior to wanting to go to sleep (takes that much time to get where it needs to be in brain).
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Dr. Barbara Srur
Psychiatry 43 years experience
10mg. is maximum: Difficulty with sleep can have many causes. It is important to find out why you can not sleep. A sleep study can differentiate between the many possibilities which include sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, positional apnea, etc. Consider looking up "sleep hygiene" on line. If those habits are followed consistently & you still can't sleep then ask your md to refer you for a sleep study.
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Belvidere, IL
A 18-year-old female asked:

What should you do if you take zolpidem and still can't sleep?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Sleep Hygiene : Is a good and safe treatment for insomnia , sleeping medication should be taken only for short period of time and on as needed basis, otherwise they may stop working.
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Last updated Apr 25, 2016

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