Like lots of middle-aged folks, I have a hard time going to sleep at night. Now that summer is in full swing, our normal “school year” routine has flown out the window. I have never been one to stay up late, and no matter what time I go to bed- my eyes pop open at the crack of dawn. My hubby has always been a night owl, and our two girls have inherited this trait from him- much to my dismay!
So needless to say, it’s hard going to sleep early while the rest of the house is still awake. I have been keeping myself up ’til everyone is settled, but I still wake up around 5 am or so every morning. Imagine my surprise when I found this in Target the other day-
Really? I can get my vitamins and a special sleep potion all in one fizzy drink?? SOLD!!
I was hopeful- really hopeful, that I was going to sleep like a baby that first night. So around 9pm, I poured my glass of water and emptied one of the powdered packets into the glass. I smelled the berry flavor as I stirred and then chugged it down. It was actually really refreshing. And the powder dissolved completely- another strange pet peeve I have (having powdered residue in my drinks really bothers me!)
I fell asleep really fast that night. So fast that I didn’t even remember my head hitting the pillow. But much to my dismay- I was awake by 1am! I was super annoyed. This was supposed to be my sleepless cure! I got up to use the restroom and then quickly went back to sleep.
Until I was up at 3am…you guessed it- to use the bathroom. Again. In fact, I used this Emergen-zzzz several nights before I realized it was actually causing me to wake up multiple times a night to use the restroom.
So whose bright idea was it to make a sleep aid that actually causes you to wake up to pee several times a night?!
I’ve laughed for days about this because I have one of the smallest bladders known to man, and also because it never crossed my mind that it might actually cause me to wake up!
I’d say a better name for this product would be Emergen-p!