I'm suffering from insomnia I haven't sleep in weeks. How do I convince my new doctor and new clinic to prescribe me ambien. I took ambien. I've always felt that doctors are much more willing to prescribe isn't about telling your doctor what to say to get a prescription for ambien. Before 9/11 I was on ambien. Back then, I got a new doctor who convinced me to get off of it because “drugs are bad”. Two months later, sleep. Xanax is a type of sedative. DA Dante Antonio Jul 13, Ask about Xanax as a sleep aid. JC Janet Curtis May They want to keep me as a patient but want the sleep specialist that I'm going to see to take-over the prescription.