We recommend that those of you who are reluctant to take medication, read the controversial new book No Easy Day: The Autobiography of a Navy Seal, by Mark Owen and Kevin Maurer.

If you haven’t heard about No Easy Day, it is a firsthand account of the assassination of Osama bin Laden (or UBL if you prefer). Now, we don’t recommend the book because of the fascinating plot,  or because of the firestorm brewing around the book.

The reason we recommend you read it is because the prescription sleep medication, Ambien, is mentioned at least six times in the book. The author talks about how most (if not all) of the Navy SEALS use Ambien to ensure that they get a proper night’s sleep. In fact, the author mentions that even the night before the raid that killed Osama SEAL Team Six (the team that took down Osama bin Laden) took Ambien.

Too many people refuse to take medications. Some people are worried that medications are “unnatural”, and some people are worried the medications will have negative side effects.

It is true that most medications have side effects, and there are many medications that you won’t be able to take because the side effects are too severe. But, you won’t know unless you try. All people are affected by medication differently. Furthermore, over the years more and more medications are coming out with fewer and fewer side effects.

And after all, if it is good enough for the heroes that killed Osama bin Laden, maybe it’s good enough for you.