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I was recently given a bottle of Sleep-X to try from the company, 88 Herbs. Sleep-X is an herbal sleep aid that promotes tiredness and helps you to fall asleep fast and stay asleep. Here is a brief overview of the product:
- For an incredibly deep and natural sleep
- Fall asleep quickly, sleep soundly all night, wake up refreshed
- Made with the most potent herbal extracts and purest amino acids
- L Theanine, Melatonin, Magnesium Bisglycinate, Passionflower 20%, L Tryptophan, 5 HTP, Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) (See below for more info)
- Pure vegetarian capsules, zero fillers, 3rd party lab tested for purity
The capsules are easy to swallow and don’t have any fowl taste.
I really wanted to put this Sleep-X to the test. So, this past Saturday I had an energy drink late afternoon as I was tired from staying up late the previous night. I didn’t realize how much caffeine was in my energy drink called “Bang” until I researched it the following day.
As you can see, this has loads of caffeine. For reference, 1 can of mountain dew has about 50 mg of caffeine.
I was really wired for the rest of the day and was worried that I wouldn’t fall asleep. Around 10:30 pm that evening I took 1 Sleep-X pill. I noticed that after about 20 minutes I started to feel more relaxed and I was asleep about 1 hour after taking the pill.
What I like about Sleep-X over other sleep aids is that it leverages multiple herbs that are known to promote sleep. I normally just take melatonin which on its own works fast and effectively but If I have caffeine in the evening or wake up worried during the middle of the night, I find it hard to fall back asleep. I’m not sure if that’s because the melatonin wore off or something else.
Sleep-X only contains 1.5 mg of melatonin, I normally take 3 mg. But, I don’t think it requires any more than that because it is aided by the L-Tryptophan 5 HTP and Passionflower.
I think that the passionflower and l-tryptophan played a part in me staying asleep. Normally I would wake up a few times at night with even half this amount of caffeine.
In the morning I wasn’t groggy or tired. Just woke up normally ready to start my day. Sleep-X sells on Amazon.com for $19.95 which is a bit more than plain melatonin but I appreciate how all the ingredients compliment each other. I try not to take any sleep supplements on a regular basis so this bottle should last me a long time and I think its a very modest investment in a good nights sleep.