Long time MOOSE listeners know that we've always done our best to "bring Bozeman to the rest of the planet". That mantra doesn't end with the MOOSE Morning Show, but it certainly starts there and sounding like you know what you're doing at 6am is more difficult than you'd think. Especially when you have a sleep disorder.I've been hosting the MOOSE Morning Show for years now and I'm still not sure that I've grown accustomed to waking up at 4am. Three different alarms, four cups of coffee and yes, an occasional phone call from a co-worker help.

But for the last few months real sleep has been an elusive little monkey. Self medicating with a few Bud Lights sometimes helps but obviously isn't the answer. So yesterday I did something about it. I talked to my doctor about an appropriate sleep aid.

Commercials on TV FREAK ME OUT. Have you actually listened to those quick-listed side effects? Are you kidding me?

  • "...hallucinations may occur..."
    "...increased gambling, sexual, or other overpowering urges.."
  • "coma or death...And trouble swallowing."
  • "These changes may include gas with oily discharge, an increased number of bowel movements, an urgent need to have them, and an inability to control them."
  • "Nausea, sleep disturbance, constipation, flatulence, and vomiting."

Yeah, no thanks. So my doctor and I had a good laugh about my fear of waking up in the middle of the night driving my car, eating Doritos with anal leakage. I think the drug companies have officially made me a prescription drug non-taker whenever possible.

The solution? AWESOMENESS in a pill. I won't get into specifics but a full night sleep was mine last night due to the same pill that the military and airlines give their pilots who are on the "no fly" list. You know, when they have mandatory rest periods between flights and they're supposed to get some sleep.

So for now, my ego can be just a little bigger than it already is because I AM THE WELL RESTED MOOSE MORNING SHOW JET PILOT. -Michelle