OK, I just had to share this.
I myself have never taken Ambien, but I just learned that it is apparently very popular among our night shift people for helping them sleep during the day.
This one woman was commenting that she took it as soon as she got home, but then she decided she wanted some mac & cheese. She was cooking it, and the next thing she knew the smoke detectors were going off. She started walking towards the smoke detector to shut it off, and her hubby started screaming at her that er shirt was on fire! She had no clue.
Then they all (nights) chimed in and agreed that you absolutely cannot take it until you have done everything and are lying in bed. Knocks you out that quickly.
I guess I can see why you should exstinguish your cigarette first!