Ambien is a hell of a drug. I really need to just go straight to bed after taking it. If I force myself to stay awake I tend to have random conversations or even post things that I barely remember.
Or, worse yet, eat. :-/
I know a lot of people have talked about sleepwalking on Ambien. Luckily, that hasn’t happened to me. What I find happens is I take it with plans to be in bed within an hour, and by the end of the hour I’m still up, but doped out of my gourd and doing random things. Or, if I’m watching a movie/TV/YouTube, I pass out in the bed while watching it and either D wakes me up when he comes in and makes me lay down, or I wake up and like three hours have passed.
Don’t get me wrong. I love having it. It’s the only thing that calms my brain and allows me to stay asleep for an entire night. If I don’t take it, I tend to wake up hourly, and eventually I will just lay there while my mind is thinking of random things that I need to do, or say, or important conversations I need to have, or what I should have said to someone 15 years ago, or awful things that could happen…and so on. This is the only thing that keeps me asleep the entire night. Melatonin won’t do it. Tylenol PM, Nyquil, nothing else has worked. Ambien was the last resort.
Tonight, I am going to wait to take it until the very last moment, right as I’m getting sleepy. Then I’m going to go straight to bed. C-PAP on, dogs next to me, under blankets, do not pass go, do not collect $200. No sitting up, no watching YouTube K-pop videos, no Netflix, no phone, no blog. Pill then bed.