i was on sleep meds for over 10 years starting with restoril, then ambien, then lunesta
, then zolpidem tartrate (generic
ambien). i was taking 5-15 mgs of zolpidem per nite to sleep til recently. after experiencing daytime sleepiness, sore muscles, mental fog, i decided to wean off of them. i cut back about 1/3rd of pill over 5 day intervals (it took about 4 weeks). I am happy to say, I have been free of them for over a week now and sleeping like a lamb most nites.