Ambien is a prescription medication used to treat adult sleep disorders (insomnia). It allows you to fall asleep faster. It is also marketed under the brand name zolpidem. Ambien is ambien available as a pill and a liquid.
How Does Ambien Work?
Ambien works by blocking nerve cells, slowing down brain activity and producing a calming effect that allows you to sleep. It is also responsible for REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. Because of this, people sleep longer and deeper, but it is not a narcotic.
Ambien is a prescription sleeping medication. It is available as a pill and a liquid formulation. Ambien is also available in the form of a nasal spray. In some countries, Ambien can be purchased without a prescription.