Lunesta, Ambien, Halcion, Sonata …
No, they’re not the seven dwarves.
They’re popular sleeping pills that enable you to get your beauty rest and wake up a supermodel.
I’m lucky I have no problem sleeping without help.
In fact, it’s my favorite thing to do, and I’m really good at it!
But for decades, an army of Americans has developed that’s poignantly become dependent on capsules just to lie down and get some rest.
All that shut-eye is positively eye-opening!
Well, if you absolutely have to go that route, which “dolls” are the best ones to take?
I don’t know — ask your doctor — but I can certainly pass on what a dear friend, writer/DJ Anita Sarko, told me:
“Ambien, Lunesta, and that class of drugs is useless.
“They just react like bad pot on me — they give me headaches and make me slightly groggy, but that’s all.
“What works best for me is Klonopin, Valium, Halcion, and Xanax.”
And for a lot of people!
In fact, when I was depressed once, a doctor prescribed me Klonopin, and suddenly, not only wasn’t I depressed, I wasn’t even conscious!
By the way, this is the only blog I’ve ever written where you’re perfectly allowed to say “Zzzz.”
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 26, 2011