Dangers of Driving on Ambien

August 17, 2012

 

You may have heard the stories of people who’ve taken the sleeping pill Ambien waking up in the morning with no recollection of an eating binge or, even more scary, a nighttime car ride to who knows where.  Well, make no mistake about it, driving and sleeping pills don’t mix.  ABC News reporter Lisa Stark recently put herself to the test in one of the most advanced driving simulators in the country at the University of Iowa.

With 60 million prescriptions for sleeping pills handed out in the U.S. every year, there is increasing reason for concern.  **Click on the video above to get an eye opening view of just how dangerous it can be to drive after taking such a common medication.

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