Re: why shouldnt i take ambien with alcohol?
To be more specific, yes it does increase the effects of ambien. Do not misconstrue that as even better sleep. Alcohol and Ambien are both nervous system depressants. Mixing could lead to decreased breathing, low pulse, inability to awaken, coma, death.....you can read the warnings online at any reputable drug information site.
My friend has mixed them and experienced automatic behaviours while doing so. She once woke up in the middle of the night to find herself sitting in her car, 6 miles from home wil NO recollection of how she got there. (She obviously drove herself!!) Generally if the label says not to mix it with alcohol there is a good reason. Im not saying all of these things WILL happen to you but why risk it? If you want to go out and enjoy a few drinks skip your ambien. I am 100% sure your doctor would say skip the drinking but people being people we dont always do whats best for us! If you are going to drink...suck it up and deal with the bad nights sleep! By the way.....alcohol is about the worst thing you can do for sleep!