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I ambien (zolpidem). It calms and relaxes me and I feel like myself. Valium works no where nearly as well. Doesn't make me sleepy. This mean anything?

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In brief: GABA and benzos

You are responding better to your sleep problem because while diazepam is a GABA agonist like Zolpidem, the latter is a Z pill with more sedative effect for insomnia.
Diazepam works better for anxiety and as a muscle relaxant.

In brief: GABA and benzos

You are responding better to your sleep problem because while diazepam is a GABA agonist like Zolpidem, the latter is a Z pill with more sedative effect for insomnia.
Diazepam works better for anxiety and as a muscle relaxant.
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