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Ambien: How can I sleep without it?

Sleep Health | Last Active: Mar 26 4:23pm | Replies (34)

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@kenny52

I too have been on Ambien for 10 yrs. ist 10 mg and then 5mg for the last few years. Since I recently retired I am not that physically tired as much as I was when home from a stressful job. Some nights 5 mg does not do the trick and I go to the kitchen and get some sleepy time tea. this helps most of the time. I have to wean off somehow kenny52

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Hi, @kenny52. Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Thanks for the suggestion of the tea for helping get to sleep.

Is your doctor recommending you taper off the zolpidem (Ambien)? Or are you feeling that tapering would be the best for you right now?

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