"I was about 5 when I started having terrible nightmares and
couldn’t sleep for years. Every night I would crawl into my parents bed crying.
My mom tried different kinds of medicines and foods to help alleviate my
suffering. She consulted her mother’s friends and child psychologists, but
nothing and no one seemed to work. One day someone advised her to put a massive
amber necklace underneath my pillow, so she did. I still remember its chunky
orange amber beads, the weight of it and the sound of it clattering in my tiny
It worked. I have not had any sleep problems since! I don’t know
whether it was a placebo or the magic energy stored in the 44 million year old
material that cured my insomnia, and I don’t want to. I don’t think you always
need to know the answers."
Juste Winder, writer and founder of Amber Tooth , Hawaii