Disclosure: I was given a 6 pack of Food For Sleep to review, all opinions are my own.
If you have read the blog for awhile you may know that I’m fairly obsessed with getting a good nights sleep. More so I’m obsessed with my son getting a good nights sleep. A regular bedtime, bedtime routine and getting enough sleep are all so beneficial to kids. It keeps them focused in school, keeps them healthy and generally makes them less cranky.
But what about Moms? I know getting enough sleep definitely makes me more productive and less cranky but, I’m not always the best at getting my 8 hours in. I like to stay up late, I like to get up before everyone else in the house does. And I have a really hard time falling asleep. It seems that just as my head hits the pillow, is when all the things that didn’t get done on my to-do list suddenly come back to me. I go through phases where it’s really difficult for me to get a good nights sleep and have been known to take sleep aids as needed. Which I’m not a big fan of because they leave me feeling groggy and grumpy, and in my book that’s just as bad as cranky.
My own sleep issues are the reason I was excited when I had the opportunity to review Food for Sleep, a “science-based recipe” for sleep. Food for sleep is, like it’s name says, derived from foods that will help you sleep. Personally I know I would rather get a good nights sleep from food rather than from medication. I love the idea of getting a good nights sleep naturally.
Food for Sleep provided me with a sample and the first night I took it I was feeling pretty wound up from a busy weekend and an upcoming week that had a really full schedule. Food for Sleep provided me with a cute diary to log my sleep patterns so that I could track when I went to bed, what time I fell asleep, how easily I fell asleep and if I woke up in the middle of the night. There is also a place to track when you had your last caffeine or alcohol, both big inhibitors of sleep. Yes, even that glass of red wine that you think will help you sleep can actually make it harder to sleep.
At first I was a little wary about drinking it as I’m not a huge fan of cherries one of the main ingredients and I had never tried anything like this for sleep. Also it is a brownish color and does contain some pulp, again because it is made from food, shaking it up before drinking it helped with the pulp.
After drinking it I had a great night of sleep and didn’t even wake up once which is really, really rare for me. And when I did wake up I didn’t feel all the side effects of having taken something to make me sleep. Instead I was well rested and happy. And my experiences have been similar on nights that I’ve needed a little extra help going to sleep.
Here are 5 Reasons Why I Like Food For Sleep:
- The ingredients are on the back of the bottle. I don’t know about you but I like knowing what I’m taking.
- I recognize all the ingredients on the back of the bottle. There’s no wondering, “hey what is this stuff”. I know exactly what it is.
- It’s made in the USA.
- It does not need to be refrigerated. I like that I can keep it in my medicine cabinet for nights when I’m having trouble sleeping.
- Food for Sleep provides you with an owners manual which explains how and why it works.