Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Sometimes I take Drugs

Last week, for the first time in my life, I took NyQuil. Well, it wasn't exactly NyQuil, it was actually the much cheaper store equivalent. I was coughing so much at night that I was waking up without a voice and cough medicine wasn't doing the trick. I took the NyQuil three nights in a row and I slept like a baby. I fell asleep quickly and didn't wake up until morning, 10 to 12 hours later. After three nights of taking the medicine I wasn't coughing much at night anymore and thus didn't need to take it anymore.

But, I thought about taking it. I thought about taking it every night for a week. I had slept so wonderfully that even though my cough wasn't a problem anymore I still wanted the NyQuil. I wanted a 2 ounce plastic shot glass of it's syrupy red goodness. I wanted to fall right asleep without thinking about the days events. I resisted though. I didn't take it. As silly as it may sound, I feel that taking NyQuil when I didn't need it would be a form of drug abuse. I don't want to depend on a drug, over the counter or not, to fall asleep quickly. I may be alone on this though. I don't really know.

1 comment:

Helen Ann said...

Sounds like you made a wise decision. Nyquil used to contain 25% alcohol. But I think they took all the alcohol out or greatly reduced it. I hear that Melatonin is a good natural supplement (it's a hormone already in your body) to help with a good night's sleep if you are usually lacking that... :)