Ingredients: Valerian root extract, Relora (Magnolia officianalis bark extract and Phellodendron amurense bark extract), Chamomile flowers extract, L-theanine, Lemon balm leaf extract, Hops extracr, Jujube seed extract, Melatonin, Purified Water, Evaporated Cane Juice, Citric Acid, Natural Sweetener (Stevia Extract) and Natural Berry Flavor with Other Natural Flavors (Soy Lecithin)
Preparation Method: bottled
I'm a big fan of Celestial Seasonings kombucha and green tea energy shots so I jumped at the chance to try their new Sleepytime Natural Sleep Aid. These caffeine free shots are designed to help you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer and wake up feeling refreshed. While I don't have trouble sleeping often, it can be hard to turn my mind off after a long and stressful day. I also have restless legs from time to time. The berry flavor seemed liked the safest bet as that was my favorite in the other lines.
Following the directions on the label, I took the shot 30 minutes before I planned to go to sleep. The taste left a little to be desired but that being said, valerian is the first ingredient and it is a very bitter and stinky herb. The cane juice and stevia helped to soften that a bit. It wasn't intolerable though since this shot is not designed to be consumed on a very regular basis.
Sleep came quickly and without the usual tossing and turning before I settled in. The next morning I was a bit groggy (getting up at 6:00AM on a Wednesday will do that to anyone) but I felt like I had gotten a solid night of sleep. I can definitely see myself to turning to these when the holiday season at work has me exhausted. They are certainly worth a try for anyone who needs help with getting to sleep.
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