I sure do love The Simpsons! I don't care for Family Guy, but gimme the Simpsons anytime. So I'm watching one of the reruns they play nightly and it happens to be one I haven't seen. Homer can't sleep and starts taking "Nappien" which has crazy side effects. He starts doing things in his sleep that he can't recall the next day. I am cracking up inside because this is SOOO true of Ambien!
I went through a terrible insomnia spell for about 2 years. It was absolutely awful! I tried it all: exerise, hot tea, warm milk, calcium&magnesium supplements, melatonin, kava kava, relaxation exercises, Tylenol PM. I finally resorted to seeing the doctor.
The first pill she put me on was Lunesta. It worked, but had the unfortunate effect of leaving an absolutely horrible taste in my mouth. The entire next day it was as though I had beens sucking on a penny. No matter what I ate or drank, it wouldn't go away. After that, we tried Ambien. It worked like a charm. However, there would be many days where my husband would ask me, "Do you remember doing/saying.... last night?" I carried on full conversations, ground my teeth to the point where it'd wake up my husband, and perform such acts as will not be repeated in public. And I seriously HAD NO CLUE!!!!
Crazy. Needless to say, I stopped taking the Ambien. Luckily that was the only rx that I had such a reaction. Happily, I've been insomnia free for about 5 months now. I hope I'm not jinxing myself!