Recently I posted about how I tested a sleeping pill, that my cousin Maggie sent to me as a gift, through the mail, in a beautiful fleur-de-lis envelope. I was afraid to try the pills initially, since sometimes things that are supposed to make me sleep have the exact opposite effect. But, after taking one, I found myself pleasantly surprised and perhaps even a bit hopeful about the effects of the drug, which I started calling, My Precious.
Maggie gave me all kinds of advice about what I should do prior to taking My Precious. She expounded the fact that I should ingest no caffeine or wine that day, and I should sleep with earplugs and an eye mask. I didn’t abide by all of those rules, I figured I’d just try taking the pills to see what effect they had, and then go from there if I felt they had potential. No need to skip out on that glass of wine, if the pill wasn’t going to help anyway. Baby steps.
Last night, I popped two of the little French pills down my gullet, around 10.30pm and shockingly, I didn’t wake up until the morning! Not even once, just to pee. I’ve been thinking about this for a good 15 minutes or so, and really can’t remember the last time this happened. So far, so good. I still had some weird dreams, but they didn’t completely drain me of my energy. Side effects included a bit of dry mouth, and also dry eyes. In fact, I think part of my dream involved my eyes burning. It is highly likely that I slept with my mouth gaping open and my eyes open wider than usual. Perhaps the eye mask would be a good idea, after all.
Maggie has promised to send me more My Precious (I’m sure she is on her way to the post office right now. Right, Maggie?!) and is generously sharing her supply with me. Once “we” run out, we’ll have to take a trip to France, to restock. I’ve never been to France, so I am hoping these work, not only so I can feel somewhat rested, but also so I have an excuse to travel.