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It was recently revealed that Michael Jackson may have used the anesthetic propofol in the past to help him with his insomnia. Propofol has revolutionized the practice of anesthesia with its extraordinary patient-friendly qualities, including quick onset, lack of sequela, and anti-nausea effects Patients frequently report afterwards that they had the most comfortable and restful sleep in a long time and (jokingly?) ask about taking some home. But it should never be given in a private home unless the home is set up with proper medical monitors and means for resuscitation. Also hiring an anesthesiologist to inject it would be helpful. Propofol also has previously underappreciated addictive qualities that makes it as dangerous as any narcotic.