If you have trouble sleeping or have a sleep disorder, you’re in a club populated by billions. Over 60% of the world’s population report trouble sleeping. From a more local perspective, 35% of the population in the United States sleeps less than the recommended 7 hours, 70 million adults have a sleeping disorder, and the cost of sleep deprivation is $411 billion yearly. Sleep deprivation isn’t just unpleasant; it can be bad for your health. Your body heals and repairs itself during sleep, so a sleep deficiency can impact everything from hormone production to how your body responds to insulin. Lack of sleep also affects decision-making, problem-solving abilities, emotional control, and the ability to cope with change. If you’re dealing with sleeplessness, then, likely, none of this is a surprise. Sleep aids, like sleep gummies, can help. If you’re looking for a good sleep aid, please keep reading to learn how sleep gummies can help you get a good night’s rest.
How Do Natural Sleep Gummies Work?
How natural sleep gummies work will depend on their ingredients. Many sleep gummies will contain herbal sedatives like valerian root. A sedative lowers activity. Sedatives calm your mind and body, helping you relax and making you sleepy. A common OTC drug that is a sedative is Benadryl, which is known for making people sleepy. Another common ingredient in gummies for sleep is melatonin, a hormone your body naturally produces. It tells your body that it’s dark outside, which is when the body naturally sleeps. Other common ingredients are nervine herbs like chamomile, which support and nourish the nervous system. Ingredients like these work with your body and help it do what it knows to do naturally.
Benefits of Sleep Gummies
Sleep aids can be wonderful in and of themselves, but sleep gummies are special. Here are some of the benefits of gummies for sleep.
1. No water
Many people try to limit their water intake before bed, so they aren’t woken up in the middle of the night because they need to use the bathroom. Since you don’t need water to take sleep gummies, you can stop drinking water well before it’s time for sleep.
2. Work quickly
Gummies work quickly and start absorbing within a few minutes. This is because the thin skin in your mouth, called the mucosal lining, is very vascular. This means that it’s full of blood vessels, and since the skin is so thin, it’s easy for nutrients to pass through into your bloodstream. Also, digestion starts in the mouth with chewing, so unlike a pill or capsule, your body starts to break down sleep gummies and absorb its ingredients quickly. This means that you don’t need to time your sleep aid—no more forgetting to take it an hour to thirty minutes before bed and waiting a long time for it to kick in!
3. No sugar
Seattle Gummy’s sleep gummy, the Slumber Shot, is a sugar-free formula that still tastes delicious, but there’s no sugar to hurt your teeth or spike your energy. To keep things simple, store your Slumber Shots by your toothbrush to make your nightly dose easy to remember.
4. Get better sleep
Sleep gummies like the Slumber Shot are designed to help you fall asleep quickly. An excellent sleep gummy should have ingredients that help you fall asleep faster, stay asleep through the night, and sleep deeper, so you wake up feeling refreshed.
Can I take Sleep Gummies Every Night?
The short answer is yes, of course. Do what you need to do to sleep well. But first, here’s some more information. Since melatonin is a hormone, it’s recommended for use over a short period, or occasionally as needed. Or, you could take it every second or third night to help promote your body’s own production of this hormone. For example, other sleep aids, like the beautiful herb, chamomile, are safe to use every night for long periods. Stronger sleep aids like valerian root shouldn’t be used by pregnant women or people taking certain medications, such as for anxiety and depression, or mixed with alcohol.
What Gummies are Best for Sleep?
The best gummies for sleep combine sleep aids like valerian root, melatonin, and jujube seeds. That way, you receive their individual benefits and their synergistic effects. Seattle Gummy’s Slumber Shot has the most valerian root of any sleep gummy on the market—at least 16 times more than other brands. Valerian root is a classic sleep herb; it’s potent yet gentle and will help you have a deep night’s slumber. While fairly new to the west, Jujube seed has long been used in China to aid restful and restorative sleep. The Slumber Shot combines these relaxing ingredients into delicious, sugar-free sleep gummies. Try a Slumber Shot tonight!