Thursday, June 12, 2008

fun with ambien

since my little people are with their grandparents right now and i don't do a very good job of sleeping, i decided to take an ambien last night to get a good dose of sleep. i have never taken one of these little pills before, and it was quite an experience. i have gotten great recommendations and heard horror stories about this sleep remedy, but since i didn't have anywhere to be in the a.m., i thought i'd give it a shot. i realize that i'm not exactly a huge person, so i'm sure that it doesn't affect everyone like this, but...

the package insert states that you should take this pill about 30 minutes before you go to bed. (it should say....swallow pill, get in bed, close eyes, sleep.) anyway, i washed it down at about 930 and then put a few dishes in the dishwasher. then, i headed upstairs to get on the computer for a few minutes. at about 10 til 10, i looked up to find the room spinning. i grabbed a hold of the chair so i wouldn't fall out and tried to finish the MSU football article that i was reading. but, i couldn't scroll down anymore because that would require me to let go of my death grip on the chair and grab the mouse. so...no more reading. next, i tried to decide if i should crawl to the stairs or just slowly ease myself to floor and sleep there for the night. surely, chase would notice at some point that i was missing and come peel me up off of the floor, right? i thought not, so i slowly made my way to the stairs. i thought about trying to scoot down the stairs, but i felt certain that i would break a bone or three. so instead, i yelled for him to come rescue me as i held on to the banister for dear life. after i got down the stairs all in one piece, we both found my state to be rather humorous. so, chase googled "field sobriety tests," and we were cracking up at the fact that i couldn't close my eyes and touch my nose or stand on one foot for any length of time. after i almost took myself out with the door frame, we decided the bed was the best place for me. i did get a good night's sleep, but i think i'll skip the drug-induced euphoria and try to get some natural z's tonight. that is....if i can get to the bed without that door frame attacking me!

10 comments:

Lance and DK said...

too funny. i took a remeron(sp?) and slept for 36 hours.it took 3 days to completely get it out of my system. that was the end of my taking sleeping pills. i had just as soon stay up and surf the channels. you would be surprised at what you can watch at 3:00 am. love, mama
ps-have i told you how much i have enjoyed the little man?!!!might not send him back home!

Amanda said...

Hilarious! You must have taken a whole one because the same thing happened to me. I now only take half of one. Too funny!

Mandy said...

I wish I could have seen you taking a mock field sobriety test....I would have taken a picture and posted it on my blog..that's for sure. I hope you enjoyed some peace and quiet from the little fellows!

Anonymous said...

what a riot! i do have to wonder how long you would have slept on the carpet upstairs before you were rescued. thanks for making me laugh
love, holly

Amy said...

I told you not to take ambien! Remember they had to wheel me across the airport on a baggage cart b/c I was so drugged!!! That stuff is scary :) amy o.

Anonymous said...

benedryl, benedryl, benedryl-works good for me. i'm not like d.k. - i can't walk the floors all night or find that much that i want to do after 8:30.

Candace said...
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Candace said...

Too funny..you have to be in the bed when you take ambien...it is a great drug..it has gotten me through many sleepless nights...love it!

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