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Ambien could be a nightmare for those with PTSD, study says

Ambien could be a nightmare for those with PTSD, study says
MSN News
By Michelle McGuinness
June 18, 2013

Psychologists found that taking Ambien may make people with anxiety or PTSD remember negative memories more strongly.

People with anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder who take Ambien to help them sleep may be resting uneasy.

Psychologists at the University of California campuses in Riverside and San Diego found that Ambien may actually make people remember and respond more strongly to negative memories.

The schools said in a news release that zolpidem, the main ingredient in Ambien, enhances a process that occurs while we're sleeping and moves information from short-term to long-term memory.
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