"How in the hell can a guy walk out in 20-below zero and not wake up?"

Ambien?

The Star Tribune reports:

After Hayward, Wis., electrician Timothy Brueggeman froze to death while sleepwalking barefoot in his underwear Monday night, authorities were initially baffled. ...Going through Brueggeman's bedroom, investigators found a possible answer -- a bottle of Ambien. The most-prescribed sleep aid in the United States has helped millions, but it has also has been linked to hundreds of cases of sleepwalking, sleep-driving and even sleep-shoplifting. Such cases led to a class-action suit against Sanofi-Aventis. The drugmaker, which maintains that Ambien is safe when taken correctly and not mixed with alcohol or other drugs, didn't respond to requests for comment Wednesday.

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