Yesterday, my doctor gave me an Rx for ambien - I hadn't slept for than an hour or two per night for three nights in a row. Last night I took the pill as directed, fell quickly asleep and woke up feeling fairly rested some time later. Just as I was climbing out of bed, there was a tremendous banging on my door, the kind of banging that comes with a police baton. Yikes! A terrified peek through the peep hole revealed that yes, indeed, the police were standing outside my door. It turns out that I'd been asleep for over 24 hours and while asleep, I had called one of my daughters at a time most inconvenient to her. Subsequent efforts on her part to reach me had been unsuccessful and she'd gone from being pissed to being worried. Finally, she'd called the police for a wellness check. Although I am pleased as punch that the daughter who has been ignoring me for weeks actually does care, I am a little worried about taking ambien again. A bit of googling reveals many stories of people doing peculiar things under its influence, like driving, cooking, writing and sending bizarre emails etc. Has anyone here had a similar experience? I've taken lunesta before with no adverse effects but it costs an arm and a leg so I'd hoped ambien might be the answer.