Your eyes are not playing tricks on you. Although you may be more accustomed to hearing late night tv hucksters hawking products claiming to “melt away the pounds while you sleep,” for some folks the reverse may be happening unbeknownst to them.


Take a look at this New York Times article by Stephanie Saul. If you take Ambien to sleep and have been plateaued in your weight loss efforts or even mysteriously gained weight while trying by day to lose, this may explain why.

If you or someone you know takes this medication and is seeing unexplained weight gain, if food has mysteriously disappeared from your pantry or fridge, or if wrappers or containers have appeared in the morning on tables, beds, or floors, this unusual medication reaction could be to blame. If so, contact the physician who prescribed the drug, who can evaluate the situation and safely change the medication.

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