Most of the doctors prescribed Zolpidem as a short acting hypnotic. This is known to potentiate GABA (gamma aminobutyric acid) and inhibit the neurotransmitter. Furthermore, it gets binds to the receptors that are present on GABA receptors. After the consumption, it started showing its action within 15 minutes and has short life span of 2-3 hours.
The drug belongs to the category of imidazopyridine, thus acts as an anticonvulsant and muscle relaxant.