Ambien-Uses, side effects, and precautionAmbien is used for the short-term treatment of certain sleep disorders (Insomnia) in adults. If you're having difficulty falling asleep, it helps you fall asleep faster and allows you to sleep better at night. Zolpidem belongs to a class of medicines called sedative-hypnotics. It acts on your brain and provides a calming effect. If you want to know more about it, read this article till the end.