Insomnia is a very serious problem. This is a problem that many people have, and those who do not have it, do not understand how difficult it can be. Insomnia is a condition in which a person cannot fall asleep, no matter how hard they try. It is a devastating problem because sleep is such an essential part of staying healthy. When you sleep, your body and your brain recharge their batteries and this is a time during which your body gets rest and repairs itself. When you are not sleeping, you are not getting this much needed time for rejuvenation and repair. That is why insomnia is such a serious problem.
In some cases, insomnia results from a chemical imbalance in the brain that does not allow a person to get to sleep. When that is the case, there is medication that is available to remedy this problem. Zolpidem is one of the more popular drugs that does this. Even though there are ways to obtain generic Zolpidem, it is not recommended, because it is a potent drug that needs to be taken according to a doctor’s orders.
Before starting to take Zolpidem, there are some things that you need to know about the drug. First of all, as stated previously, it is highly recommended that you do not try to obtain a generic version of the drug on your own and treat your insomnia independently, because it is a very potent drug with many possible side effects and allergic reactions. Also, it is highly addictive as well. That is why it is best to go see a doctor if you have insomnia and then get a prescription for Zolpidem from the doctor if it this chemical imbalance in the brain that is not allowing you to fall asleep.
When you take Zolpidem, you will immediately feel side effects that will impair your thinking and reaction time. You will begin to feel drowsy right away, so when you do take it, do not perform any activities that could be potentially dangerous under these circumstances – like driving a car. You need to take Zolpidem when you know that you will have some time to sleep and rest. Do not take it during your regular waking hours. Once the Zolpidem starts working, you should be able to sleep fairly soon, and you will be able to get a good six to eight hours of sleep. It is also important to remember that there will be another one or two hour period of drowsiness and grogginess once you wake up, so leave some time for that as well.
Also, Zolpidem can potentially have serious allergic reactions, and that is why you need to tell the doctor of any allergies that you may have and let them know if you are using any other medications. The doctor needs to know your medical history in order to treat you correctly. There are some instances in which Zolpidem could do more harm than good, so you really need to be perfectly honest with your doctor when treating your insomnia.
It is also a very addictive substance, and if you are not taking it in dosages prescribed by the doctor, you can get hooked fairly easily.