I am a life long insomniac and have tried everything you can possibly think of. Ambien is the best thing I have taken but it is now giving me depression (I get insomnia every two weeks approx for four days) Is it best to be depressed from drugs of depressed from sleep deprivation? I think the latter but every f****** night I reach for these drugs as I am going insane from lack of sleep. If I could get rid of one symptom of this illness it would be the insomnia. It messes with my mind and Im not sure how much longer I can cope with this inconsistency. Insomnia is going to kill me. I honestly can't take this anymore.