Zolpidem is a strong sedative or hypnotic for the treatment of insomnia or sleeplessness. It usually quickly in 15 minutes and has a short half-life of two to three hours. It can help patients get a full night sleep ready to be productive the next day.
Zolpidem works by affecting chemicals in the brain that may not be balanced in people who suffer from insomnia. By correcting this inbalance, patients are able to feel normal and revitalized again. Not being able to fall sleep can be frustrating.