Any chance of unusual behavior from taking Ambien (zolpidem) for sleep apnea?

Yes. Zolpidem, the generic name for ambien, (zolpidem) may cause comples sleep related behavior in a small number of users.
Yes. The most common would be people engaging in behavior such as conversation, eating, even going places with no subsequent memory of the events.

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I just took 2 pills of Ambien (zolpidem) to overcome my insomnia. I also have moderate obstructive sleep apnea. How safe is this dosage 20 mg.

Unsafe. your history and oversose on ambien (zolpidem) are both bad for sleep tablets used with a pt with OSA. seek medical attention as it suggests on the label as well as a better discussion of your med history and med issues with your past and future ambien (zolpidem) prescribers. Read more...
Would consult. FDA doesn't recommend dosage above 10mg. I would recommend seeing a sleep specialist or someone trained in CBT for Insomnia if you are having to use higher than recommended dosages. Read more...
Problem. May be a problem. Seek advice of doc who prescribed the medication. Read more...

Can't keep eyelids open at various times during the day. Central sleep apnea treated with vpap. Don't feel tired. 6.25 mg Ambien (zolpidem) cr. Apnea related?

Tiredness. May want to repeat the sleep apnea test and see if there is over treatment or under treatment may want to do mwt or mslt to rule out other sleep disorders also, rule out medical conditions, psychiatric conditions, sleep hygiene etc. Read more...
Could be wt loss. It is possible that your vpap needs to be re-titrated. If you have lost or gained 30 pounds or more then your pressure may need to be changed. If that is not the case, then you may benefit from a wakefulness promoting medication. Both Provigil and Nuvigil are available for the purpose of helping apnea patients stay awake. Talk to your sleep doctor about this. Also consult your weight loss surgeon. Read more...