Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Vegan Sleep Vitamins!

I used to be a GREAT sleeper. I could sleep through a tornado. Heck, I actually did sleep through a hurricane once. Technically, it was a wind storm (we don't have hurricanes in Memphis), but the 2003 wind storm did so much damage to the city of Memphis, it was dubbed Hurricane Elvis. I slept through winds of 100 miles an hour that knocked down trees all over the city and left 70% of Memphis (including my apartment at the time) without power for two weeks.

These days, I wake with every rumble of thunder. And even on clear nights without storms, I wake to pee 3-4 times a night and often struggle to fall back to sleep. I try to get 7 hours of sleep each night, but I often naturally wake up at 6.5 hours and cannot fall back to sleep. I hear this is what happens when you get old.

I've tried lots of things and have had some success with CBD, but it's not perfect. I still struggle to stay asleep. But last week, I received a shipment of Sugarbear Sleep Vitamins to review, and I'm happy to report that they're really working!

These gummies have a great berry flavor and contain melatonin, magnesium, theanine (L-theanine), and vitamin B6, plus lemon balm leaf, passion flower, valerian root, and 5-HTP. They're vegan, soy-free, and gluten-free.

You're supposed to take two 30 minutes before bed, but I can feel myself getting drowsy within 15 minutes of taking them. The first night was a little rough, and they didn't seem to work for me. I was still awake several times throughout the night, and I was still drowsy the next day. But I've taken them for about a week since then, and they've magically started working (and are helping me stay asleep). I suspect my body had to get used them, maybe?

They're non-addictive, and I've skipped taking them on nights when I was so sleepy that I didn't feel like I needed any help sleeping. But they're nice to have on those evenings when you're all wound up and not ready for bed at bedtime. Would definitely recommend these!

1 comment:

Susan said...

I'd love to find something like this in Australia. I also don't sleep well a lot, though I have resorted to taking anti-histamines to knock me out a little. Sleep gummies sound much better!
Also, I am glad to hear I am not the only one who has to get up a few times every night to pee!