This has gone through several stages of chat review; many thanks to Dmatix, Rumetzen, Woggle (almost forgot aaaa), Voct, Troy, and Mann in particular. I guess I’ll just note that when reading, keep in mind how the original owner of the SCP passed away, and what kind of people would be likely to use the SCP.
I came up with this idea based on a quote I heard once, “Peace of mind is the best sleeping pill.” The idea to walk away with here is basically, “It’s alright to escape to dreams, as long as you always wake up willing to face the world again.”
Edit: The image belongs to me. The bottle pictured is a trinket I picked up while thrift shopping one day.