The dangerous sleeping drug that not only Elon Musk relies on

The pills that Elon Musk takes to fall asleep pack a punch. “Often it’s a choice between no sleep and Ambien,” the Tesla boss said in a memorable interview with the New York Times. An honest announcement that not only shook the stock market price – it should also worry the Tesla supervisory board.

The strong sleeping pill Ambien (Zolpidem) can be addictive. It has been made famous by a number of famous film and sports stars whose pill abuse has become public knowledge. Pharmacologist and researcher David Juurlink told the Financial Times that the drug is over-prescribed in the United States because of the dangers.

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