Thursday, February 26, 2009


Time for Friday High Five!

Come join in the fun....please!

Make a list of 5 things ~ ANY five things you want! 5 favorite things, Top 5 Vacation spots, 5 most embarrassing moments, 5 favorite pics, 5 reasons to not pick your nose......A LIST OF ANYTHING YOU WANT IT TO BE!

To see my Friday High Five posts for examples, click here!

Post about it, linking back to me then sign Mr. Linky! Please use the Friday High Five URL post in Mr. Linky's URL section instead of your blog URL and here is how: write the post, publish the post, go to edit posts, VIEW the High Five post, copy the URL in the address portion at the top of the screen then paste it in the URL section of Mr.Linky!! Sounds complicated but it isn't too bad!

If you need help, let me know in the comment section!

Go view all the other High Five posts (IF anyone joins!) and comment away!

Have fun!


5. If used more than the recommended 7 - 10 days, you can become dependent aka addicted to Ambien. This will make it even harder to fall asleep when you stop taking it. Some people take it for a week and their sleeping issues are over then there is me who has had sleeping issues since childhood. Instead of insomniac I like the more positive "Night Owl" ~ lol

4. You are not supposed to take Ambien unless you can devote a FULL 7 to 8 hours to sleep before being active again! If you don't devote that time, then you are left in a stooper when you "wake up". HELLO manufacturer ~ I am a busy Mom and I am lucky in fact EXTREMELY lucky if I get 5 to 6 hours but 7 to 8 is almost unheard of around here! Does this mean I should only take it about one a month because that is how rare 8 hours of sleep is for me? I have to be active first thing in the morning to get the kids up, ready and off to school so lets make one just to help me FALL asleep not stay asleep and in a drug induced state half of the following day!

3. Ambien caused me to talk in my sleep. I don't know what I say. For the most part, no one else does either. Apparently, I was hard to understand until I started yelling at people for not understanding me! Who knows what top secret information I revealed? For this reason, I am unable to work for the FBI! I can take torture but give me a sleeping aid and all secrets are revealed!

2. I sleepwalk while taking Ambien and never remember a thing. Actually, I did MANY MANY CRAZY things (or so I am told since I never remembered any of them!) when I would take an Ambien but it was the ONLY time in my life I have walked around while sleeping. This is one of the main reasons I haven't taken an Ambien since 1997! No telling what Hubs would think if he ever saw me under Ambien's influence!


You find out who your friends really are and you may not want to know!! My friend Chaitra has trouble sleeping ~ not to the extent of my insomnia but still sometimes she takes an Ambien. We both joke about Ambien side effects we've experienced. I will no longer take Ambien but Chai stills takes it when she needs to. SO Chaitra calls with the schedule for the girls the next morning. At the end of the conversation she says chuckling, "If I show up beating on your door naked in the middle of the night, then just remember I took an Ambien." My reply, "If I slam the door in your face, then it is because you are naked while beating on my door in the middle of the night as a side effect of Ambien BUT remember it was for your own good so you aren't embarrassed in the morning when you wake up naked on my couch!" See I am a good friend.....right?! Bwahahaha!!

NOW it is your turn!!


  1. I've heard so many good things and bad things about Ambien. We just started Chloe on a sleeping med and I'm worried about the side affects, but we all need our sleep!

  2. hehe that was an awesome list! They gave me Ambien when I was in the hospital after my heart attack and I HATED the way it made me feel. But I was so wound up and nervous they insisted I sleep :) I'll be back here in just a little bit to link my list! ;)

  3. Hi! I came across your blog, how? I dont know. I thought that this was cute and joined in.

    That is a funny list. I have no experience with Ambien but it did give me a good laugh!

  4. ambien scares me... luckily i am out as soon as my head hits the pillow (don't hate me!).

    i am sad i just got my reminder about this now. i need to remember for next week because this is a fun, easy one!

  5. Had a friend who used ambien. Right up until he found himself waking up sitting in the kitchen with no memory of how he got there.

    Now did someone mention naked ladies late at night on my doorstep, huh did they?

  6. I have occasional insomnia but I just take some Tylenol PM!

  7. So funny!

    I actually started my blog while on Ambien!!!

  8. This is a great meme, Angela! I'm in for next week!!!

  9. Oooh this is the first time I've heard of Friday High Five....what a fun idea! I will have to remember that. (And what perfect timing since tomorrow is Friday!)


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