Ambien

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Ambien

  1. Trade name of zolpidem, a medication most widely known as a treatment for insomnia.
    • 2011, Jonathan Handel, Hollywood on Strike!: An Industry at War in the Internet Age, page 389:
      Silicon Valley is not going to suddenly take an Ambien and stop innovating.
    • 2010, Patricia Morrisroe, Wide Awake: A Memoir of Insomnia, page 119:
      But Eckleburg is powerless against her, so I take an Ambien, and then, at 2 AM, the New York City Department of Transportation decides it's the perfect time to rip up the street.
    • 2009, Jay-Z, The Blueprint 3, "Empire State of Mind":
      The city never sleeps/better slip you an Ambien.