I just had a conversation with my pharmacist about the value of keeping aspirin in the night stand for quick access in the event of a heart attack at night. She said to me, “Interesting that you bring this up. I just today talked to the staff about recently published studies showing that people who took aspirin at the first sign of a heart attack had a much better chance of surviving than those who did not”. Keeping an extra bottle of aspirin on the table beside the bed might be a good idea. If you should ever need it during the night, running around trying to remember where you had it last…not a good idea. During your next doctor’s appointment, check it out there as well.