I was reading about Ambien and other prescription sleep aids (because I just can not take them due to side effects, and wanted to know more about them), and how dangerous it (is) can be. Apparently taking 18 sleeping pills or more a year is linked to a higher death rate. Even less than 18 times can in some cases lead to death.
(I'm not suggesting a lawyer, just this has some good info at the beginning):
These links give an overview of what I am referring to about death rates in people taking Ambien and other prescription sleep meds 18 times or less per year. I hope this brings some awareness to the problem. (there is much more info out there, just google 'ambien 18 pills a year', and you'll find more information on it all.