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The Strangest Things You've Done On Ambien  

Olivia Peterman
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What are some of the strange things you've done on Ambien? Oh, come on, fess up now. We've all been there. Obviously no one should ever take an Ambien and then drive or do anything else that's potentially very, very dangerous. But some of us (ahem) have done some really freaky (and really funny) stuff while under the influence. That's what this list is about. Feel free to add any and all of the strange and hilarious things you've done on Ambien (that you can remember, of course).

The thing about Ambien is, people often don't remember what they've done until they see evidence of it. I'm sure at some point I'll remember making this list, for example. I hope so. Some of the funniest and strangest things I've heard of that people have done on Ambien often involve food. Inhibitions get lowered and the diet goes right out the window. The next day, people are faced with the evidence: Half-eaten apple cores (hey, at least that's healthy!), empty cans of Spaghetti-Os, candy bar wrappers, open jars of olives/pickles/whatever else was in the side shelf, peanut butter, you name it. The aftermath of an Ambien food binge can be alarming, and really messy.

Other bizarre things that some people (ahem) have done on Ambien include: watching horrible TV shows on Netflix, whole seasons of them, and then not remembering it until they see their "Recently Watched" lists, calling friends just to chat (in the middle of the night), downloading horrible books/movies/songs and certainly purchasing things on eBay. It really is like Christmas when the packages start arriving!

So yes, it's time to come clean about the strangest things you've ever done after you've taken an Ambien (or a Lunesta, or any other kind of sleep aid). Sleep doesn't count, though that's definitely what all of us *should* be doing instead of oh, I don't know, applying for jobs, signing up for self defense classes, doing our taxes and Facebooking our exes.
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Washed a bag of potatos... in ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Strangest Things You've Done On Ambien
Sara George added Washed a bag of potatos... in the washing machine
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Eaten everything in the fridge is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Strangest Things You've Done On Ambien
Eaten everything in the fridge
Well okay, not *everything* -- but everything on the second shelf
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Fallen asleep while talking to... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Strangest Things You've Done On Ambien
RuthAlexander added Fallen asleep while talking to someone on the phone
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Called friends to chat is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Strangest Things You've Done On Ambien
Called friends to chat
...at 1 a.m., or later.
5
Woke up in snow pants to an em... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Strangest Things You've Done On Ambien
Sara George added Woke up in snow pants to an email confirming my purchase of $350 snowshoes
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Taco Bell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Strangest Things You've Done On Ambien
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Stole the package off my neigh... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Strangest Things You've Done On Ambien
Sara George added Stole the package off my neighbor's doorstep, which was an Easter basket from her grandma, and ate all the candy. I'm Type 1 diabetic.
8
Convinced my wife I was really... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Strangest Things You've Done On Ambien
Gabriel Horn added Convinced my wife I was really a vampire born in 1863, and then she cried all night. True.
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Ordered stuff on eBay is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Strangest Things You've Done On Ambien
Ordered stuff on eBay
I once bought bobbleheads of every NFL QB I could find, because I couldn't remember my BFF's favorite team.
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Messaged exes on Facebook is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Strangest Things You've Done On Ambien
Messaged exes on Facebook
...and ex-frenemies, and former teachers, and that one kid I had a crush on in 7th grade...
11
Drew a bad*ss picture of a kar... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Strangest Things You've Done On Ambien
Roberta Laque added Drew a bad*ss picture of a karate cat, and my daughter was in awe!
12
Mowed the front lawn at 3am bu... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Strangest Things You've Done On Ambien
meso added Mowed the front lawn at 3am butt-naked
The sprinkler system snapped me back into reality..

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Showered in the dark is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Strangest Things You've Done On Ambien
Showered in the dark
Actually this was kind of neat, I think...
14
Cleaned my entire house is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Strangest Things You've Done On Ambien
btrfylvr added Cleaned my entire house
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Baked brownies at 2 am is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Strangest Things You've Done On Ambien
gingerbaum added Baked brownies at 2 am
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Walked across the street to my... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Strangest Things You've Done On Ambien
Sarah Burnsed Nash added Walked across the street to my brother's house and climbed a six-foot privacy fence in his backyard. (I'm five feet tall and no shoes, ended without a scratch.)
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Applied for a job is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Strangest Things You've Done On Ambien
Applied for a job
I wound up among the top 3 finalists, but I didn't land the gig.
18
Burn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Strangest Things You've Done On Ambien
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Took everything out of my book... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Strangest Things You've Done On Ambien
Huallyopolous Dubya added Took everything out of my book bag, neatly stacked it all on the floor, and then put the book bag in the washing machine
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Cooked an omelet naked is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Strangest Things You've Done On Ambien
AndrewDouglas added Cooked an omelet naked
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Made a Ranker list is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Strangest Things You've Done On Ambien
Made a Ranker list
...about strange things I've done on Ambien...
22
Downloaded really bad Kindle b... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Strangest Things You've Done On Ambien
Downloaded really bad Kindle books
And yes, I read them, I think.
23
Bought concert tickets is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Strangest Things You've Done On Ambien
Bought concert tickets
...for Gotye. The show is this week. I'll let you know.
24
Tried a new yoga DVD is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Strangest Things You've Done On Ambien
Tried a new yoga DVD
Woke up with a strained lower back/neck/everything
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Retweeted a Kardashian is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Strangest Things You've Done On Ambien
Retweeted a Kardashian
...and Justin Bieber. I don't even remember following them....