Is the sleeping tablet zolpidem tartrate 10 mg safe to take & does it have any side effects?

If prescribed, safe. If your doctor has assessed your needs and prescribed zolpidem for you, it's safe to take intermittently. It's intended to make you drowsy and fall asleep -- this is its main side effect. Some people have also had sleepwalking incidents taking it though. Have you had a full evaluation of your sleep complaints?