Recently updated on October 25th, 2018 at 08:39 am
Sleep Relief NBI
I was given a bottle of the Sleep Relief sleep supplement for review and I was really impressed by its efficacy not only to help me fall asleep but keep me asleep throughout the night. NBI is a family-owned company started by Dr. John Neustadt who has an international reputation as a researcher and integrative medical expert. He is frequently cited in medical literature and creates formulations based on reviews of thousands of scientific studies. You can read more about his accomplishments here but in short, NBI is not just another supplement company.
A vast number of people in the US and around the world suffer from sleep-related disorders. Blame it on lifestyle changes or poor sleep hygiene, but sleep disorders are on the rise. This isn’t good news because failing to get 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night can increase the risk of several major health problems.
No one likes to be sleep-starved, and this is evident from the endless means people are willing to try for better rest. Sleeping pills are the most common means that people resort to when they can’t sleep. There was a time when sleeping pills had to be prescribed by a doctor. But now, over-the-counter sleeping pills are easily available for everyone to buy whenever they want and keep popping them for better sleep. This isn’t always the right thing to do, because sleeping pills become addictive and increase the user’s dependence on them. But since they work almost instantly, they remain popular despite the various side effects.
Given that sleeping pills will never go out of business, pharmaceutical companies are coming up with healthier versions of sleep aids. Sleeping pills usually have a lot of synthetic chemicals, with long-term side effects. But the healthier versions of sleeping pills help people fall asleep gently without becoming addictive.
Sleep Relief by leading healthcare company NBI Health is one such sleep aid that claims to be non- addictive and made from herbal ingredients. These promises have already made this product a huge hit in the market.
Background of Sleeping Pills
From the ancient times, there have been various forms of sleeping aid available. Excessive alcohol consumption led to drowsiness and sleep while certain herbs were also used for better sleep at night. Sleeping pills as we know them today has been available from as early as the late 19th century. Until then different kinds of herbs were utilized by people to make sleep potions. From the late 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century, chemistry progressed and led to the invention of formal drugs to induce sleep. In fact, morphine derived from opium was one of the leading sleep medications of the time, and so were cannabis. Even Queen Victoria used to be prescribed cannabis for pain relief and better sleep.
Right from the beginning, sleep medications have been widely abused. Even until the early 1970s sleep medication was only prescribed by a doctor. Only after the late 1980s, over-the-counter sleeping pills started to be available. A very popular sleep supplement today is a melatonin which boosts the melatonin production in the body and brings on better sleep. Old formulations are also been revised to be made more effective. Because of the craze surrounding natural products, herbal sleep supplements have gained worldwide popularity.
Sleep Relief Review and Ingredients
NBI claims that Sleep Relief is made with a proprietary “bi-phasic, time-release technology.” This means the nutrients are released in two stages. First comes the quick-release stage, where nutrients are delivered and start acting in 30 to 45 minutes, naturally promoting rest and helping the user gently fall asleep. Next comes the second stage, which is called the sustained-release phase. In this stage, the rest of the nutrients are delivered over the next four hours, helping the user stay asleep throughout the night.
This supplement claims to be nonaddictive and does not make the user dependent on the drug. The ingredients used in the product directly act on the entire sleep cycle to gently promote relaxation and sleep. The major ingredients in the product are:
Melatonin: This sleep hormone is used in various sleep supplements in minimal quantities. When people have low melatonin production, they find it hard to fall or stay asleep. Sleep Relief contains just 1 mg of melatonin, which when combined with the other ingredients boost melatonin production.
Magnesium: Sleep Relief also contains magnesium, which is a gentle muscle relaxer. It helps the body and mind relax and get into a state of rest.
Amino acids: This sleep aid also contains a number of sleep-promoting amino acids such as: L-Tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin, the mood-boosting hormone, and melatonin, the sleep hormone; L-Theanine, which boost Alpha wave brain activity helping the person fall asleep quickly; and Glycine and GABA, which are nutrients acting like calming neurotransmitters to promote rest and relaxation.
Herbs: Sleep Relief contains numerous healing and adaptogenic herbs. The herbs hops and skullcap have been around since ancient times and have been used for healing and relaxation purposes. The adaptogenic herbs Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and Jujube (Ziziphus jujuba) are widely used in traditional Asian medicine for stress relief, relaxation and sleep. All of these herbs are added as standardized extracts to maintain consistency and uniformity.
My Sleep Relief Findings
The serving size listed on the bottle is two caps which is a 30 day supply per bottle. I took two caps to start but eventually went down to 1 cap which was still effective for me.
Here’s what the capsules look like. They are about as big as a penny.
Normally I will take 2-3 milligrams of melatonin to help me fall asleep. Although that will definitely help me fall asleep I notice that I will wake up about 2 hours later and then have trouble falling back asleep. That’s why I like Sleep Relief pills. They help keep me asleep for more uninterrupted sleep. I don’t take them often, but I am glad that I have them to keep me on a regular sleep schedule.
I have tried many over the count sleep supplements but so far Sleep Relief has without a doubt been the most effective for me.
Sleep Relief is priced at $32 for one bottle, which contains 60 tablets. The product is wheat- , corn- , dairy- , and soy-free, and have no added colors, preservatives or flavors. As of now, it is only available on the NBI website.