February 24, 2010. A number of studies have shown that zolpidem (Ambien), the most commonly prescribed sleep-inducing medication on the market, can produce uncontrollable nocturnal eating behavior among users.
Does Ambien make you hungry?
The sleeping pill Ambien seems to unlock a primitive desire to eat in some patients, according to emerging medical case studies that describe how the drug’s users sometimes sleepwalk into their kitchens, claw through their refrigerators like animals and consume calories ranging into the thousands.
Can sleeping pills cause loss of appetite?
Common side effects of prescription sleeping pills such as Ambien, Halcion, Lunesta, Rozerem, and Sonata include: Burning or tingling in the hands, arms, feet, or legs. Changes in appetite.
Is eating a side effect of Ambien?
Silber says it’s important for doctors to know that sleep eating and other odd behaviors are possible side effects of Ambien. “I have had many patients, when they told their doctors they were sleep eating, their doctors told them it was impossible,” he says.
Does Ambien cause night time eating?
A number of studies have shown that zolpidem (Ambien), the most commonly prescribed sleep-inducing medication on the market, can produce uncontrollable nocturnal eating behavior among users.
Why am I hungry but don’t feel like eating?
When you lose excessive body water through sweat, you may feel you are hungry, but, at the same time, may not want to eat. We all have bad days and feel sad. Depression or sadness for longer periods can lead to the absence of appetite. Depression is a real illness leading to life-ending decisions.
Why do I feel full after only a few bites of food?
When inflammation occurs, your stomach lining changes and loses some of its protective cells. It may also cause early satiety. This is where your stomach feels full after eating just a few bites of food. Because chronic gastritis occurs over a long period of time it gradually wears away at your stomach lining.
What happens if you take Ambien and stay awake?
People who take Ambien and force themselves to stay awake are much more likely to perform unconscious actions and not remember them. Other side effects of Ambien abuse might include: Amnesia. Muscle weakness.
Can you take Ambien for years?
AMBIEN CR is indicated for treating insomnia. It is a treatment option you and your healthcare professional can consider along with lifestyle changes and can be taken for as long as your healthcare professional recommends.
Can Ambien cause early dementia?
In conclusion, zolpidem use might be associated with an increased risk for dementia in the elderly population. An increased accumulative dose might result in a significantly higher risk to develop dementia in patients with underlying diseases, such as hypertension, diabetes, and stroke.