So I’m always on the lookout for natural sleep aids. A word to wise: If something is 50% off, and it’s supposedly EDIBLE or drinkable….question it.
I should have.
So I buy a jumbo bottle of iChill at Duane Reade. It’s on sale for half off and I’m thinking this is an awesome deal because Dream Water is $3.49 a bottle and it’s teeny tiny, and iChill has a super size bottle. Half off it’s $4.00. So I buy TWO of them, assuming that I’ll like it.
I go home and take the recommended dosage at bedtime. I’m not super fond of the taste, I get a headache, which is annoying, but I decide to lay down and I fall asleep.
I wake up around 2:30 am. I can’t sleep, so I take a little more. Within ten minutes my skin is on FIRE. My face is bright red. I pop two Benadryls, and then google iChill, and I find out that I’m not the ONLY person who’s had this reaction.
I also discover that one woman had this reaction after she had taken iChill a few times.
WHY does this happen? Well, I thought it was because maybe there may have been too much magnesium in the product, but then I do some research, and there’s not any in it.
This is what you get for buying something HALF off.
I’m not slamming iChill. I think their product must work well for some people. I don’t think it’s a great idea to have an economy size bottle, because that makes it easy to take more than you should.
On the bright side, I DID fall asleep and had the most amazingly vivid dream about Lady Gaga. I’m not a huge Gaga fan, but the dream was so vivid, she was helping me plan our wedding and was going to perform at it…I mean, I never considered her to perform at our wedding…but I wouldn’t turn that down.