I received a sample of these from my doctor as I was having problems going to sleep and staying asleep after I had a hysterectomy. I was having a lot of night sweats and a brain that would not turn off, for some reason. I took just one 5 mg pill and it did help me go to sleep and I slept pretty soundly. However, I woke up with a headache and a dry yucky mouth. After taking them for about a week my husband said I was talking in my sleep and getting up and going to the bathroom or into the living room or kitchen although I had no memory of getting up. I found a video online that described woman who took ambien who ended up getting into her car and hitting another car and getting arrested all with no memory of ever doing it. I am now not sure I will take anymore of this medicine. I am going to talk to my doctor and see if there is something else I can take. You can be sure i will be doing some research on any other medication she prescribes. No where in the literature I received did it have these side effects listed.
Rural Retreat, VA