We assure you that this is not a late April Fool’s Day joke or satirical fake product commentary on our over-medicated society. It is a very real thing you can buy for just $5 from Walgreens and it’s called Zzzquil Nighttime Sleep-Aid Liquid. You guys, IT’S ACTUALLY CALLED ZZZQUIL! The active ingredient is diphenhydramine, the same thing you find in Tylenol PM, Sudafed and Benadryl, except without all those pesky cold and flu fighting ingredients. Cheaper than drugs!
I’ve never been on actual Ambien, but have taken plenty of NyQuil in my day, and it’s a pretty inexpensive sleep aid, assuming you can make it to your bed before passing out with green-stained teeth on the cruel cold tile of your bathroom after swallowing it.
And also, apparently some of you kids take Ambien recreationally? Sounds wild, but at least you don’t concoct some fake mallady to tell your doctor any more if you want to, uh, get drowsy recreationally.
Thanks to Brad for spotting!
[*Brokelyn does not endorse recreational sleep aid abuse]