Ambien used to treat a certain sleep problem (insomnia) in adults. If you have trouble falling asleep, it helps you fall asleep faster, so you can get a better night's rest. Ambien belongs to a class of drugs called sedative-hypnotics. It acts on your brain to produce a calming effect.
Ambien is a medication that is commonly prescribed for anxiety-related insomnia and other sleeping difficulties. Ambien is classified as a sedative-hypnotic that works to quiet and slow brain activity to induce sleep. Ambien for anxiety works to relax and calm people with a high level of apprehension.
Ambien as a sleep aid: Is effective at helping people fall asleep quicker and stay asleep longer. Comes in an extended-release version that is effective at helping people stay asleep.
Every individual is unique and will have a somewhat distinct physiological response to ingesting Ambien and Xanax, respectively. Although some individuals may prefer the effects of one over the other, Ambien is considered a less addictive substance than Xanax.
Ambien is designed for short term use only. Taking it at higher than recommended doses for long periods of time increases your chance of addiction.
Loss of appetite.
Slow breathing rates.