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18 Hilarious Ambien Stories

Updated July 1, 2019 7.7k views18 items

For most of us, the wildest thing we've done on sleeping medications is getting a solid eight hours. But for a few who fail to fall into a peaceful slumber, Ambien has led to hallucinations and hilarious decisions. While it's not the only drug that makes people do crazy things, Ambien certainly leads to an inordinate number of wacky stories.

Here are the funniest things the sleeping medication has inspired people to do.

  • Picked Up A New Hobby

    From Redditor /u/SirBottomtooth:

    For some strange reason I was amazing at papier-mâché when I was on Ambien. I would wake up to find them all over my house.

    I have no idea how to papier-mâché sober.

  • Shopping Spree!

    From Redditor /u/phaseretriever:

    I tried Ambien for a while. I would take it about 30 minutes before going to bed and browse around online, waiting for it to kick in. I started receiving packages from Amazon that I didn't order. It was all good stuff that I liked, so I called around to family and friends trying to figure out who was so kind to send me stuff. When my credit card bill came, everything was on there; thankfully, nothing I couldn't afford.

    I checked my Amazon account, and apparently I ordered them myself and don't recall it. Thanks, Ambien. I stopped taking it for fear of what else I might do.

  • Mattresses Can Fly

    From a former Redditor:

    A couple of years ago, I decided I'd take 25 mg of Ambien for sh*ts and giggles. Pretty soon, I was having the time of my life sitting in my chair with my eyes closed, because whenever I closed my eyes, I would feel the chair take off like a plane and fly really fast.

    My mattress did the same thing. In fact, I had an imaginary air race on my flying mattress against my cool new friends who had materialized through the wall earlier that night. It wasn't so much a hallucination as it was a vivid waking dream.

  • Junior Mints, Everywhere

    From Redditor /u/XanaVanovoVitch:

    We had gone to the movies and didn't finish a box of Junior Mints. The next morning I wake up and there's this chocolate mint smell and melted Junior Mints all over the sheets... [looked] like someone sh*t all over the bed.

    Still not really sure what happened there. Ruined some nice sheets, and I have zero recollection.