Well.. I tried Ambien for the first time last night (special thanks to <censored>). Having difficulty sleeping for quite some time, and knowing I needed to be able to focus today at work (and actually get something done) made it fairly important to get a good night's sleep. Since all the normal stuff wears off for me about half way through the night (causing me to immediately wake up and go into the counterproductive cycle of trying to force yourself to sleep), OTC stuff really wasn't something I felt like dealing with. I really did want a good night's sleep.
Well HALLELUJIA! This shit WORKS :) I popped it about 10:30, was crashed out by 11, and got a really good night's sleep. I woke up this morning and actually felt fine... and at a reasonable hour, no less. Good shit! :)
I'm wary of dependancy, but from a more balanced perspective, it was very helpful and nice to have a good night's sleep. That makes me happy :)