Sleeping Pills

I leave for a trip to Chicago on Friday and am trying to get my sleep schedule ready for that 16-hour driving day and decided to see if a sleep aid could help with a reboot.  The box directions said it’d take about an hour to start working and after about 45 minutes I felt a bit drowsy.  Over the period of the next two hours, I received four phone calls, more than I normally receive in a week, and I only remember the first two.  The last two involved me, apparently, walking someone through tabular integration and troubleshooting why a Team Fortress 2 server wouldn’t properly start.

I woke up a few hours later, neither awake nor sleeply but in a hypnopompic fugue state.  While sleeping pills don’t appear to much help me sleep they do seem to improve my abilities to walk people through tricky problems.