I’ve had a rollercoaster of a sleep pattern for years. Often with insomnia keeping me up until 2 or 3 am and then dragging the next day trying to wake up. Then other times, falling asleep early, just to wake at 4 am and not be able to go back to sleep. When I was offered a chance to review Food for Sleep, I was skeptical, but optimistic.
About Food for Sleep
“Food for Sleep is a 2 ½ ounce drink made from foods clinically demonstrated to promote healthy sleep.
The issues behind why you’re having trouble sleeping might be complex, but our solution is simple:
Drink this 2 ½ oz. “shot” a half-hour before you’d like to be asleep, settle in, and we’ll take care of the rest.
The active ingredients are tart cherry juice and a special form of whey protein that’s rich in tryptophan. That’s appealingly simple, but the science is quite sound. If you’re feeling inquisitive (or just nerdy), look about our site and you’ll find the scientific references and the papers.”
Food for Sleep has a blog filled with information on why you might be having trouble sleeping and then tips to help. The first one I read was: “reading on your tablet at night can keep you awake for hours after you shut it off.” Well crap. I am often on my phone playing words with friends or catching up with facebook while watching a tv show right before bed. No wonder I’m not tired!
I have had a hectic schedule of back to school for the boys, a crazy work load, a husband with an equally hectic schedule and lot of travel for various fun and business reasons. I decided to give Food for Sleep a try while on a recent trip. It was easier for me to turn off devices, dim the lights and head to bed at an earlier hour. Since I had my six year-old with me, his bedtime became my bedtime. He’s autistic so he takes a nightly medicine to help him sleep, so the same time he took his medicine, I drank Food for Sleep.
I had a sleep diary that they provided and tried to be as honest as possible with it. Here are my first 4 nights. Granted, three out of the four were travel days.
Since I was traveling, I thought it would be easier to fall asleep. I was able to get 7-8 hours of sleep so I felt really rested even though I woke up a couple times during the night, but by he 4th night I was back into my typical routine and my sleep improved a lot! I was falling asleep much easier, though still not super easy, at least a lot faster!
I’m hopeful that my patterns of not watching TV or checking my phone after about 30-45 minutes before I go to bed helps create a habit that can ultimately improve my sleep over time. In the meantime, I’ll be using the Food for Sleep to help jumpstart my sleep so I can make it more restful!
To find out more about Food for Sleep, visit their website!
disclosure: I was given a complimentary 6 pack of Food for Sleep for my honest review.