There’s a few things in life we all take for granted. Sleep is absolutely one of them. My third child has taken away that privilege from me and I now understand what a beautiful thing a full night’s rest can be.
8 hours of uninterrupted rest? A memory if you will. I’m lucky if I get three. And if you are a woman, you will empathize with my next statement. Just because I go to bed doesn’t actually mean that I fall asleep. My mind races. It’s almost impossible to turn off at times. There is just so much to do – all of these checklists that are forever building and multiplying. My husband – on the other hand – can place his head on his pillow and pass out in a matter of minutes. Seriously, HOW DOES HE DO THAT?
I’m not going to be able to solve the genetical differences between men and women today. But I will tell you about a short fix – an immediate solution if you will. Are you looking for one night of uninterrupted rest? Do you just want to give your body a full night to recharge so you can face your life at 100%? Are you afraid to dive into prescription medication in fear that it will become habit forming. Then you sound a lot like me.
Friend – let me introduce you to Vicks NyQuil’s latest and greatest, ZzzQuil. It’s everything NyQuil does for you MINUS the medicine. I mean – doesn’t that sound glorious to you?! It most certainly does to me as I am knee deep in the newborn stage. It’s not for colds. It’s not for pain. It’s just for sleep. Yes. Please.
My husband and I take turns with nighttime feedings. He does the 1AM feeding and I do the 4AM feeding. However, that 1AM feeding still wakes me up. I’m a light sleeper. I might not physically get up out of bed and tend to little Caleb, but my mind does begin to stir. Last Friday, Bill let me take a ZzzQuil nice and early and BOY OH BOY was it exactly what the doctor ordered. ZzzQuil’s active ingredient, diphenhydramine HCI, helps reduce the time it takes for you to fall asleep when you have difficulty falling asleep, so you can sleep soundly and wake up refreshed. I had such PEP in my STEP that Saturday morning. I almost cleaned the house…. almost. 😉
Anyway – in all seriousness, if you are looking for a good night’s rest but don’t want to hit the pharmacy, try ZzzQuil. It’s the only over-the-counter sleep-aid medication available in both Liquid (Warming Berry flavor) and LiquiCap® forms. You won’t be disappointed.