If you've been pulled over in Cincinnati, Ohio on suspicion of a DUI while taking a sleeping pill such as Ambien, read this now.
According to data from 2012, an estimated 10.3 million people drove under the influence of a drug that technically impaired their ability to operate a motor vehicle (and could have resulted in a drug DUI charge). Data from MADD ( Mothers Against Drunk Driving ) shows that around 4,000 drunk driving arrests occur every single day in the U.S., costing the country around $199 billion each year. Drunk driving tends to get more attention simply because it is easier to spot; it is also much more common.
People who take the popular sleep drug Ambien are more likely to recall bad or upsetting memories, says new research. This could affect.
"You could imagine that things that are dangerous would be far more important to remember than something that is just a nice thing to experience," Mednick told Business Insider. "The more something evokes a fear response the more you would want to remember it so you could avoid encountering it again.".
This could affect anyone living with anxiety disorders or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, especially soldiers: the Navy administers Ambien to help pilots and other soldiers counter the effects of stimulants used during long, grueling missions, the researchers say in the study.
Sleep drugs might be improving their memories for things they don’t want to remember.
If you can't get enough sleep, you can start to go insane. You may even start to sense an alien presence or abduction. It's happened before.
In short, it enables a chemical reaction in your brain that puts you in a hypnotic state, making sleep easier. The drug can also work as a muscle relaxant and anticonvulsant, if taken at non-prescribed doses. Ambien is a prescription drug that not only treats sleep disorders like insomnia, but some brain disorders as well.
According to medicalnewstoday.com, the amount of Ambien users ending up in the emergency room as a result of the drug, increased from 6,000 to 20,000 from 2005 to 2010. 74 percent of those visits came from users who were at least 45-years-old or older.
There are safer, and more natural methods to induce and maintain sleep than over the counter medicine.