Ambien does belong to the class of drugs known as hypnotic. It shares the same characteristics of the class of family known as Benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepine do causes sedation, muscle relaxation and does act as an anticonvulsant (anti seizures medications) and does help in reducing anxiety. Many people take Ambien purposefully and fight to stay awake.
The medication of Ativan 2mg is being used to treating anxiety disorders, trouble sleeping, active seizures including status epilepticus, alcohol withdrawal, and chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.