I can understand your concerns. Ambien is actually a Zolpidem
and is one of the new molecules meant for sleep disturbances. From the description you have given, it appears that along with sleep disturbance, you have problems with anxiety as well and a benzodiazepine
such as clonazepam
or alprazolam would have been a better choice for you than zolpidem. Now that you are in America wherein sleeping pills are generally not available over the counter and you will have to wait until your consultation, may be you can try some steps about sleep hygiene
. Stop all caffeine in your diet such as coffee, tea,colas, chocolates etc. Try some exercise or yoga. Have a warm batch before you go to sleep. Also dont forget to ask your psychiatrist
about the CBT in your next visit.
Hope I am able to solve your problem.
take care and have a nice day!