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The Strangest Things You've Done On Ambien

Updated April 5, 2020 10.6k votes 1.8k voters 99.7k views28 items

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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    Eaten everything in the fridge

    Well okay, not *everything* -- but everything on the second shelf
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    51

    Washed a bag of potatos... in the washing machine

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    249

    Fallen asleep while talking to someone on the phone

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    34

    Drew a bad*ss picture of a karate cat, and my daughter was in awe!

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    250

    Called friends to chat

    ...at 1 a.m., or later.
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    86
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    118
    71

    Convinced my wife I was really a vampire born in 1863, and then she cried all night. True.

  • 9
    91
    48

    Woke up in snow pants to an email confirming my purchase of $350 snowshoes

  • 10
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    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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    Bought concert tickets

    ...for Gotye. The show is this week. I'll let you know.
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    45

    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.

  • 13
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    Messaged exes on Facebook

    ...and ex-frenemies, and former teachers, and that one kid I had a crush on in 7th grade...
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    Mowed the front lawn at 3am butt-naked

    The sprinkler system snapped me back into reality..

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    Filmed my nutcracker figurine dancing on my desk.

  • 16
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    272

    Tried a new yoga DVD

    Woke up with a strained lower back/neck/everything
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    250
    274

    Showered in the dark

    Actually this was kind of neat, I think...
  • 18
    243
    280

    Retweeted a Kardashian

    ...and Justin Bieber. I don't even remember following them....
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    120

    Cleaned my entire house

  • 20
    222
    277

    Baked brownies at 2 am

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    65
    74

    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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    287

    Applied for a job

    I wound up among the top 3 finalists, but I didn't land the gig.
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    20
    37

    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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    137
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    Cooked an omelet naked

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    136
    298

    Downloaded really bad Kindle books

    And yes, I read them, I think.