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Ambien dosage and sleep duration

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Hello,

I have been prescribed 10mg of Ambien for sleep but I have been splitting the pill in half and taking 5mg a night. However at 5mg I only sleep about 4 hours. If I take 10mg will I sleep longer, or is the higher dose only useful if the 5mg doesn't put you to sleep? Anyone tried 5mg vs 10mg, does the higher dosage make you sleep longer?

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I think it is more complicated that how much you take.

I have zopiclone, and if i take one tablet then i sleep for 10 hours and am tired all day. The second night i sleep less and less and so on.

I know someone who was taking zopiclone every night for years and only managed 2-3 hours per night.

If i take it on Monday, i sleep well Monday night, if i don't take anything on Tuesday, it is harder to sleep just because of that 'fake' sleep the night before.

I personally would prefer a medication that makes me well and sleep every night than have a sleeping tablet. They are the most useless tablets as are very temporary. They are for severe emergencies only.
 
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Have you tried taking 1/2 a tablet, would you still sleep 10 hours or would you sleep less?

I have no hangover effect at all, but usiing only 1/2 tablet (5mg) gives me only 4 hours sleep. I just want to know if I take the full 10mg will I sleep longer?
 

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