My Favorite Sleep Supplement

  • I wrote last week about the daily supplements I take and this week, I’m talking about my favorite sleep supplement.

    I literally cannot sleep without this ever since I started taking it.

    I know what you’re thinking, “it’s ’cause you’re addicted to it.”

    No, quite the opposite.

    I have slept with and without it but I find that my sleep is significantly better when I do take this before bed.

    Just a note: it is 100% natural and non-habit forming.

    What is it?

    It’s called Restful Sleep by OLLY Nutrition.

    It’s a gummy botanical blend that you take 30 minutes before bed.

    It has a combination of melatonin, L-Theanine, and botanicals (passionflower, lemon balm, chamomile).

    In my research for natural ways to cope with my anxiety, L-Theanine, passionflower, and lemon balm were all supplements that helped ease the mind and give you a calming effect.

    And we all know chamomile calms you down because it’s in a lot of teas you drink before bed.

    The one thing I have never taken before is melatonin.

    I don’t know why I never did because there have been so many instances in my travels that could have been helped by just taking melatonin.

    All three of these ingredients combined in this gummy have made a WORLD of difference in my sleep.

    How does it help your sleep?

    Well, first of all, like the bottle says, my sleep is restful.

    I sleep through the night and I don’t wake up (unless I have to pee because I drank too much water, haha) at all. It’s incredible.

    Second, it helps me wind down every night. I take it 30 minutes before bed; usually before I shower and before I brush my teeth and do my skincare routine. Basically before my nightly routine.

    By the end of all that, I’m significantly more sleepy. I definitely notice it.

    I crawl into bed and I can fall asleep almost instantaneously.

    Sometimes I read a bit of my book but most nights, once my head hits the pillow, I’m out like a light.

    It’s funny because Jason typically lays in bed with me and Winston and many nights I won’t even know he has left the room until the next morning because I have fallen asleep haha

    Does the melatonin give you weird side effects or make you feel groggy in the morning?

    Okay, so me personally, I don’t have any side effects of melatonin nor do I feel groggy in the morning.

    I feel fully well-rested.

    Additionally, I know melatonin reacts differently in others.

    Some people get energized when they take melatonin, so if this is you, this supplement is probably not for you.

    If you don’t know, well, there’s one way to find out, haha

    What does the gummy taste and smell like?

    Omg, SO GOOD. They call the flavor “blackberry zen” and it smells like blueberries and blackberries.

    I will warn you, the first time you open the bottle and stick your nose in won’t be super pleasant because it’s like a giant whiff of 50-100 gummies, haha

    This sounds amazing. Where can I get a bottle?

    You can get it on their website, Amazon (although, they’re constantly out of stock now and the third party sellers rip you off), or you can go to your local Target and pick up a bottle (they have 50-ct and 70-ct!)

    I have my friend order me the 100-ct gummy jar from Sam’s Club because I use it nightly.

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  • April says:

    I want to try these!!! I currently take Melatonin every night (and have for awhile) and I also take a prescription of 20mg of Elavil every night about an hour before I go to bed because I can’t get my brain to shut off. About a year ago it was like someone flipped a switch and I could not fall asleep or stay asleep. These combination of meds has helped a lot but I’d love to get off the prescription! (the prescription is only for helping me sleep, so I can stop taking it at anytime, I have just been afraid too for fear of not being able to go to sleep again) Thanks for the info!!! I am going to order from target and start taking these and try to stop taking my other meds and hope it works! I’ll let you know how it goes.

    • Julie says:

      Good luck! They’re miracle gummies for me!

  • flgirl says:

    I was very interested in this, thanks for writing about it. I clicked on the Sam’s link and it’s actually 100 count instead of the noted 10ct which is a much better deal. ;-) Just a little fyi. I’m excited to give this a try.

    • Julie says:

      Haha yes, sorry – I totally meant 100-ct. Missed that extra 0!

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