I felt increasingly unwell on Friday – tired, shivery and cold. When night came my usual ploys for getting to sleep failed and finally, in desperation, at 3am I rang for the nurse. It was my favourite night nurse, Amandine, and she gave me a couple of the same pills she gave me on the night of the nightmare. They did the trick, so I at least managed to have three hours sleep before the morning routine started again.
Last night I asked about this drug which has now twice rescued me from desperation. Amandine said it is called Euphtose, is made from natural plants, is harmless and non-addictive. Sounds too good to be true. I’ve started to look it up on the internet. It is apparently Passionflower. MedlinePlus, an American government site, says
The chemicals in passionflower have calming, sleep inducing, and muscle spasm relieving effects.
There is some doubt about its efficacity and the usual caution about taking too frequently. All I can say is it has worked for me and was a lifesaver.