By Dr. Rodger Flannelworth, M.D.
It has come to my attention that there exists a drug more addictive than any other known drug. Somnia, or as it is more commonly known, sleep, is used by many people regardless of their age, gender, income, or area of residence. Its most prominent effects include hallucinations and it acts as a depressant. Withdrawal symptoms include irritability and headaches. It is also notoriously difficult to quit.
The hallucinations it causes are very strong and vivid. Users sometimes report seeing, hearing, feeling, and sometimes even smelling and tasting things that aren’t there. Users also sometimes have “blackouts” and sometimes wake up in strange locations. Occasional bad trips occur, known as “nightmares”. These experiences cause fear and anxiety in users. They become overcome with terror and may exit the trip sweating and screaming, only to irrationally resume using sleep.
Some may argue that sleep is a relatively safe drug. They claim that it has “restorative effects” and can make people more fun to be around. There may be some truth behind these claims, but its negative effects far outweigh these minor benefits. Sleep incapacitates its users and prevents them from completing necessary and useful tasks. Upon ending the hallucinogenic trips, a grogginess is experienced that mirrors the symptoms of extended withdrawal. People on sleep are a hazard on roadways and appear to be out of control of their actions while driving. Deaths have even been reported by users as a result of overdosing as well as extended withdrawal.
My friends, it is our moral responsibility to put a stop to this dangerously addictive drug. Educate others. Promote anti-sleep awareness. If you are a current user, quit your habit. I decided to quit cold turkey and have not looked back. United, we can end this menace to the safety of everybody. We must remain vigilant to the growing influence of sleep addicts.
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