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Food for Sleep is scientifically formulated with ingredients clinically demonstrated to improve your sleep and your performance. No drugs, no weird herbs, just food ingredients that you’re familiar with: Montmorency tart cherry juice, which offers high levels of antioxidants, and a whey protein that’s exceptionally high in bioavailable tryptophan, an essential amino acid that has been demonstrated in multiple clinical trials to improve both sleep and recovery. We add a little water and some natural flavors and that’s it. Simple, clean and effective.

Unlike other sleep aids, Food for Sleep does not contain chemicals or habit-forming drugs, so users don’t have to worry about safety risks or bizarre side effects. At 2½ ounces, Food for Sleep is also travel-friendly, and particularly handy for those sleeping somewhere besides their usual beds the night before an event (often in a hotel or on a friend’s couch).

Limited quantities available!

Contains no chemicals or habit-forming drugs

How is Food for Sleep different from other non-prescription sleep aids?

Food for Sleep Melatonin Diphenhydramine Valerian Root
Serving: 2 1/2 ounce drink Pill Pill or Liquid Capsule
Contents: Foods Synthetic Hormone Chemicals Herbs
Scientific Evidence: Ingredients supported by published clinical trials Some evidence for insomnia, but is best for circadian rhythm disturbances Limited studies in sleeplessness. May be inappropriate in age 65+ due to side effects Mixed results, inconclusive
Possible safety concerns: Similar to other foods Headache, dizziness, irritability Dry mouth, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, vision problems, difficulty urinating Headache, excitability, uneasiness
Classification: Food Dietary Supplement Antihistamine Medication Dietary Supplement

References

  1. Howatson G, et al. Effect of tart cherry juice (Prunus Cerasus) on melatonin levels and enhanced sleep quality. J Eur J Nutr 2011; Oct 30.
  2. Pigeon WR, Carr M, Gorman C, Perlis ML. Effects of a tart cherry juice beverage on the sleep of older adults with insomnia: A Pilot Study. J med Food 2010; 13(3): 579-583
  3. Hartmann E, Chung R, Chien CP. L-Tryptophane and sleep. Psychopharmacologia. 1971; 19(2):114-27
  4. The American Geriatrics Society 2012 Beers Criteria Update Expert Panel. American Geriatrics Society updated Beers Criteria for potentially inappropriate medication use in older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012; 60(4):616-31

Ingredients shown to enhance recovery and performance

Even if you don’t have trouble sleeping, you would still benefit from getting more “high-quality” sleep. Most people who complain of sleep problems may reach for a commercially available sleep aid or a prescription medication. However, these sleep aids are not ideal:

  • Most herbs and supplements are not supported by scientific evidence of their efficacy
  • Chemical and pharmaceutical sleep aids are often so potent that they disrupt the normal sleep architecture and may cause severe side effects