Turning to sleeping pills has become a constant practice for folks who have trouble sleeping. But now the Food and Drug Administration is advising folks to cut down on sleeping pill intake, particularly women.
People who have taken sleeping pills may have more or less encountered drowsiness the morning after taking them which may eventually lead to car accidents – particularly for the driving folks. Apparently everything was traced to zolpidem, a widely used sleep aid, which may need lower dosages to ensure that folks don’t get impaired when driving the next day.
An estimated 10 percent to 15 percent of women will have a level of zolpidem in their blood that could impair driving eight hours after taking the pill, while only about 3 percent of men do according to Dr. Robert Temple who is an official in the agency’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.