Nowadays, a significant number of Americans suffers from insomnia. Some of them have a trouble falling asleep and the others experience poor quality sleep. It leads to the wide usage of sedatives and sleep inducing medications. The word Ambien is used to refer to a class of drugs termed as sedative hypnotics. Just like Xanax and other benzodiazepines, it is habit forming but far less addictive. It was designed to achieve same medical effects without experiencing the negative effects associated with the use of benzodiazepines. So Ambien is a less addictive and less harmful alternative to benzodiazepines. Ambien is classified as schedule IV controlled substance that means its recreational use is unlikely but it can be addictive in nature. However, some people still use it in large quantities due to its euphoric high and hallucinatory effects.