“Ambien Tweeting” Popular Excuse Due to “Bizarre” Side Effects

High-profile tweeters bring issue to light

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While it may seem as though Ambien is becoming the go-to excuse to ward off the fallout from bizarre tweets, the sleep aid is actually linked to strange behavior.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk told The New York Times he sometimes takes Ambien because it’s “often a choice of no sleep or Ambien.” That has some Tesla board members worried, the outlet reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Musk shocked investors last week when he tweeted he was considering taking the company private at $420 a share and that funding was secured. Roseanne Barr earlier this summer blamed Ambien for her sending a tweet comparing former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett to an ape.

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