Women and Ambien Addiction

Women are about twice as likely as men to suffer from depression. This two-to-one difference persists across racial, ethnic, and economic divides. In fact, this gender difference in rates of depression is found in most countries around the world.

How Fatigue Affects Addiction

Most parents celebrate the first night that their infant sleeps through the night; they are convinced that now they may also be able to get a good night’s sleep. However, approximately 80% of all women in the United States will suffer with extreme fatigue. Here are some helpful suggestions:

  • Avoid bright lights – darkness causes our brains to secrete melatonin—a hormone that makes us feel sleepy. However, bright light causes the brain to stop making melatonin, and that’s the body’s signal to wake up.
  • Avoid mental stimulation – such as checking email, watching the news, reading a thriller, or having a discussion about a significant topic.
  • Avoid caffeine – caffeine consumed any time after midday can do a number on your body. And be aware that tea, carbonated sodas (not just colas-orange drinks and other sodas can be culprits too), coffee ice cream, and even decaf coffee may all contain enough of a jolt to keep you awake.
  • Avoid alcohol – drinking alcohol near bedtime may make you fall asleep faster, but chances are you’ll wake up a couple of hours later.
  • Don’t worry – of course no one means that literally, but what try to avoid thinking about your worries just prior to bed. It is better to make a list of your concerns during the day, Then, closer to bedtime, quiet your mind and body by taking a warm bath, doing gentle yoga stretches, or meditating for a bit.
  • Keep your exercise routine – For many moms, those daily workouts become just a memory as they try to fit in kids, work, and all their other obligations. However, research has proven that the more fit you are, the better you sleep. Just be sure not to exercise before bedtime.

Ambien Side-Effects

Ambien is prescribed for the treatment of short-term insomnia in adults. The sleep medicine, which comes as a tablet that is taken once a day immediately before bedtime, has proven to be effective in helping people fall asleep faster, sleep longer, and establish a higher quality of sleep. However, studies reveal that the most common Ambien side effects include the following:

  • Daytime drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty with coordination
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dry mouth
  • Allergic reaction
  • Heart palpitations
  • Tiredness
  • Unexplained rash
  • Abnormal dreams

Some Ambien side effects require immediate medical attention including these symptoms:

  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Confusion
  • More outgoing or aggressive behavior than normal
  • Strange behavior
  • Depression
  • Hallucinations
  • Agitation or restlessness
  • Fainting
  • Slurred speech
  • Coordination problems
  • Vision changes

Get Help for Ambien Addiction

Determining when a person’s use of Ambien moves from therapeutic to addictive is difficult to do, especially if the person is a family member or friend. However, it is possible and we can help, so please call our toll-free number today. We are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you might have about Ambien addiction treatment. We are here to help.