Kristine takes Gracie to a neurologist, given Gracie experienced a grand mal seizure a few weeks ago. During Kristine’s conversation with the doctor, Kristine mentioned Gracie’s difficulty with sleeping. The doctor suggests a product he sells right out of his office, Sundown Naturals Melatonin Gummies. Kristine buys a bottle with the intent of helping Gracie sleep better.
I arrive home from work later that same day. Upon entering our home, Kristine proceeds to tell me about her day.
“Hi. I took Gracie to the neurologist today, and he told me to try this to help Gracie sleep,” Kristine says, pointing to a bottle of melatonin gummies on our kitchen counter. “I’m going to try one.”
“I’ll try one too,” I say. I look at a clock, making a mental note of the time. It is almost 7 PM. Kristine and I pop a gummy into our mouths and happily chew away. Not bad… only a slight medicinal taste.
Later in the evening, near 10 PM, I’m sitting in a recliner watching TV. Wow. I’m so tired. Kristine is sound asleep on the couch next to where I’m sitting. I hope I can make it to our bed. I’m so tired I don’t bother to wake Kristine up to get her to move to our bedroom. So tired I don’t even bother to brush my teeth. So tired I hope I make it to rest my head on my pillow, as a spot it from afar upon entering our bedroom.
I wake up the next morning, feeling actually refreshed. Not like Death warmed over. I get up and head to our kitchen, and find Kristine making coffee.
“Wow. That stuff works,” I say to Kristine.
“I know. Karen tried to wake me several times, to get me off of the couch.” Karen is my sister-in-law, who has been staying with us to help out with Gracie. Kristine adds, “I think it helped Gracie too.”
“How would you know? We were both passed out!” I say.
“And I gave Gracie two of them!” Kristine exclaims.
Gracie stumbles thru our kitchen, still half asleep…