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Ambien 10mg, also known by its generic name zolpidem, is a widely prescribed medication for the treatment of insomnia, a common sleep disorder. This sedative-hypnotic belongs to the class of drugs known as non-benzodiazepines, specifically targeting the central nervous system to induce sleep. The active ingredient, zolpidem, acts on the neurotransmitter GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), enhancing its inhibitory effects. This results in a calming effect on the brain, promoting relaxation and making it easier for individuals to fall asleep. Ambien is particularly effective in initiating sleep and sustaining a full night's rest. Typically prescribed in a 10mg dosage, Ambien is designed for short-term use due to its potential for dependence and tolerance. Patients are advised to take it just before bedtime, ensuring they have a full 7-8 hours available for sleep to avoid morning drowsiness.