An attempt to document current events happening around me as an American expat living in the UK while also writing down memories from the past 10 years of living and traveling around the world...
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
BBC2 wants me to grow my own drugs! UPDATE!
I have an update to the post that has brought much traffic to my blog in the recent weeks that you can find here!
I received the hops and lavender pillow that I ordered from eBay in the mail yesterday and was quite curious as to how it would work on me. I paid a total of £7 for the pillow and the shipping which seemed worth it to me considering that it was ready-made to use as opposed to trying to source hops and lavender and a small pillow to put in.
Once I opened the small package the scent of lavender was immediate to myself and anyone who walked into the room even though the pillow was still sealed in a small plastic covering.
When I was contemplating going to lay down I busted it open and kept it in front of me to see what the effects would be and I can say after maybe 5 minutes I started yawning... Frequently. I would yawn maybe every 30 to 45 seconds in fact. Then after another 10 minutes my eyes were very heavy and I had to fight to keep them open.
But then after a few more minutes the yawning and heavy eyes was not so constant. I now felt mildly tired and stayed awake for maybe another hour or laying down on my living room carpet. I then decided to go lay down in bed and brought the small pillow upstairs with me wondering how long I would lay in bed as at this point it was perhaps 90 to 120 minutes before I would normally fall asleep.
I estimate I was sleeping within 10 to 15 minutes of having the black bag underneath my chin as I lay on my side. Tonight I will try using the pillow only when I lay down in bed and not before and post write here on this post how that worked out.
Here is a photo of the pillow next to my passport so you can have a proper perspective regarding how actual size of it.
I am an American in my late 20's living in Birmingham, England. I am married and have 3 children; aged 5, 3 and 20 months. I grew up in the Boston metro area and left America for good at 18 years old on April 8th, 1999