According to the National Institutes of Health, around 30 percent of Americans complain of sleep disruption. People have trouble getting to sleep, staying asleep, or waking up earlier than they wish. There are all sort of causes for this such as stress, chronic pain, or medical conditions like allergies or fibromyalgia. Some causes may be temporary, like pregnancy. Others may be permanent, like Parkinson’s disease. It may be an internal issue like worrying about a big presentation at work. Or maybe it’s external, like noisy street traffic outside a bedroom window.
Whatever the case may be, a lot of us aren’t sleeping very well and need some help!
Why I’m trying Food for Sleep
Hi, I’m Anne-Marie and I don’t sleep very well. I haven’t since I had mononucleosis – for the second time – when I was 15. I tend to get up in the middle of the night and have trouble getting back to sleep. I have problems sleeping in during the weekends, even if I’m exhausted. I’m always tired, but often have trouble getting to sleep. Or when I have no problems falling asleep, I wake up at 4 am and lie in bed for hours.
I’ve tried sleeping pills and they put me in such a dark mood the next day that I won’t take them. I’ve also tried melatonin, but had limited success with it. The only time I slept amazingly well was when I was taking anti-nausea medication when I was on IV antibiotics for six weeks. It knocked me out and I felt very well rested in the morning. However, the problem with taking it was that I couldn’t get out of bed until 10 am. If I tried to do so earlier, it was like my limbs were made out of lead. Luckily the house never caught fire, because I could barely move! Obviously, taking that medication wasn’t very practical as a sleep aid.
In addition to my normal insomnia, I’m in some pain, especially at night. Who knew removing a brain tumor would give me chronic headaches and leg pain? When I do wake up early, it’s because I feel like I have a hangover and as if someone has sat on my leg all night. Ouch! Luckily, some nights are better than others, depending on the weather, so I hope Food For Sleep will help me sleep better.
The science behind Food for Sleep
Food for Sleep is a 2 1/2 ounce beverage made from foods that naturally promote sleep – tart cherry juice and a whey protein source of L-Tryptophan. They’re combined in a critical carbohydrate to protein ratio, all supported by compelling clinical trials that have been published in peer-reviewed journals. Since the “sleep shot” is made from cherry juice and a whey protein, you won’t have that drugged, hung over feeling the next day. You can read more about the science behind Food for Sleep here.
Putting Food for Sleep to the test
I’ve been given six bottles of Food for Sleep to try out. I’ll be putting it during the test during regular nights at home, while traveling, while my husband is out of town, etc. to test it under different conditions. I’ll be reporting back to you soon.
Until then, if you have any questions about Food for Sleep or how to get a better night’s sleep, please comment below!