Itsi Atkins Launches New Website: Ambien Sleepwalking

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Itsi Atkins, a New York City based fashion designer and artist, was recently featured on CNN's Paula Zahn's (March 20, 2006) when he was interviewed by Jeanne Moos presenting his Ambien induced sleep art. To open the dialogue to others suffering from sleep disorders. Itsi's website AmbienSleepWalking includes a blog, links to sleep news and his unique paintings and drawings.

I awoke to find the painting completed and was shocked that the canvas was now a Trilogy of Sleep Imagery

Fashion designer and artist Itsi Atkins announces the launch of his new website http://www.ambiensleepwalking.com which continues the dialogue on Ambien and sleep disorders to a newly engaged public. Featured on the site are his Ambien induced paintings and drawings, created during his sleep disturbed episodes.

CNN, New York Times have been vanguards of a new examination of Ambien induced behavior, Itsi was interviewed by CNN's, Jeanne Moos on Paula Zahn's March 20th show. After being on Ambien for over ten years, Itsi discovered that he was among many who experienced sleepwalking while on the drug. The segment featured Itsi's art, sleep video, and analysis by his sleep physician.

The website features Atkins painting "The Mystery of Sleep", which creates a haunting specter of renowned sleep doctor Christian Guilleminault, MD, the beast of nightmares and an old woman. Itsi writes, "I awoke to find the painting completed and was shocked that the canvas was now a Trilogy of Sleep Imagery"

His drawing using felt marker on poster board titled "Gods and Monsters" relates to the Charles Manson's murders and his drawing of rock legend Stephen Tyler was drawn on a 12" vinyl floor tile following the Grammy Awards.

The drawing titled, "Incubus" is a visual statement of sleep sex somnia.

Itsi invites the public to view his site and share their experiences, expertise and opinions on the drug Ambien and any sleep myths, mystery or misery.

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