But his lawyer Nick Freeman, known as "Mr Loophole" claimed the 30-year-old, most famous for being the regular jockey of "wonder horse" Frankel, was "morally totally innocent" as he was "sleep driving
" at the time and claimed the law needed to be changed.
Literature accompanying this prescription warns users they may experience depression, suicidal ideation, abnormal thinking or behavior changes, and "complex sleep related reactions" such as sleep driving
, sleep eating, and sleep shopping.
The manufacturer of the drug, Sanofi-Aventis, was taken to court in 2007 after the drug was found to be linked to bizarre behavior such as sleep eating and sleep driving
. The company was then ordered to revise its warnings, to alert users of the potential hazard.
A MAN was banned from driving for a year after a crash in which he claimed he was "sleep driving
The adverse reactions associated with zolpidem included daytime drowsiness, dizziness, hallucinations, agitation, sleepwalking and "sleep driving
" (driving while not fully awake).
, not to he confused with drowsy driving, has been recently added to the lexicon of sleep medicine and phenomena of sleepwalking.
Mixing the so-called Z-drugs with those or other sedating agents can trigger sleepwalking, sleep driving
, or sleep eating, among other problems, in approximately 1 in 1,000 people.
Prescription Ambien is the nation's best-selling prescription sleeping pill--despite rare but widely publicized reports of users bingeing on junk food and "sleep driving
" while under the influence and then claiming no memory of having done so afterward.
You will not, I guarantee, drift off to sleep driving
The package insert for zolpidem carries a warning about reports of sleep driving
, people getting out of bed and "driving their cars, when not fully awake" (Sanofi-Aventis, 2007).
As is the case with the brand name drug (indicated as a short-term insomnia treatment), the generic versions will include warning labels pertaining to the possibility of severe allergic reactions and to what the agency asserts are "complex behaviors," including the possibility of "sleep driving