We all need sleep. For some it comes easily and naturally, like it is supposed to. Some of us struggle with sleep occasionally, some regularly. It can be very frustrating when you know you need to sleep, you know you will feel better after a good night’s rest, and sleep just won’t come. I suffer from intermittent insomnia. I doesn’t happen all the time, but every now and then, I just can’t seem to fall asleep. If you struggle with sleep difficulty, you will understand when I say that a lack of sleep negatively impacts so many areas of my life. I’m tired, drowsy, less focused, and typically in a pretty bad mood for most of the day. I just hate lying awake in my bed, staring at the clock, watching the minutes tick by when I know that evil alarm will be going off before I know it. So many of my days were being spent walking around like a zombie. I needed to do something about this problem. I was really worried about taking a sleeping pill that would knock me out cold. I have kids and need to be able to get up if there is an emergency, and I didn’t want a sleeping pill that left me still feeling like a zombie after waking up. So I started researching Melatonin.
Melatonin is a hormone that is a hormone made naturally by a little pea sized gland near the middle of our brain called the pineal gland. This gland essentially regulates our body’s time clock, knowing when we should be awake and alert, and when we should be tired or asleep. During the day, the pineal gland is awake and active, sending signals to the rest of our body that it is time to be up. Typically triggered by darkness, it is released when it is time to start shutting down for the night. Basically, this Smart Drug tells your brain when it’s bed time. I wonder if my kids would listen to this any better than they do me.
I started taking Melatonin a couple of months ago. I have seen a huge improvement in my sleep patterns. I no longer toss and turn while my partner sleeps soundly beside me. Instead, I take my Smart Drug about an hour before I want to turn in for the night, and I ensure that I am doing quiet, calm activities leading up to bed time. For me, that usually means curling up with an herbal tea and a good book. By the time I want to go to bed, I feel tired and am able to fall asleep fairly quickly once my head hits the pillow. I no longer hate my alarm clock either. I am ready to face the day when it goes off, and my worries about feeling like a cast member of The Walking Dead have not come to fruition.
One area where I really noticed the benefits of it was on our recent European Vacation. In the past, I have found we usually lose about a day to jet lag. It is so hard for your body to regulate itself to a time change. I actually stopped taking my Smart Drug for about a week leading up to our trip, and started taking it again the first night I wanted to fall asleep on our funny new schedule. I was sure to follow the same night time routine I do at home, and it was such a blessing to be able to fall asleep at a strange time. My partner did not take any supplement the first night, and was up for most of the night watching French TV. I convinced him to give the Smart Drug a try on our second night, and voila! He too was able to enjoy a restful sleep on our strange new schedule. Just like before we went away, I stopped taking Melatonin a few days before our departure, and started it up again when we got home to reset my body’s clock yet again. It is really impressive to be able to conquer jet lag, and not feel like you need a vacation after your vacation!
This Smart Drug is also often used by shift workers. I don’t personally work shifts, but read quite a bit about it in my research, and the logic is sound. If you are changing when you need to sleep because of changing shifts, your body clock isn’t going to understand. Encouraging your brain to embrace sleep with something it creates anyway is a safe and easy way to coax your body to sleep, even with the strangest schedules.
I like to do a lot of research about anything that I put into my body, and Smart Drugs are no different. It is important to find a reputable source for Melatonin to ensure purity and that you are getting what you pay for. It is also very important to be sure that this medication does not interfere with any other medications you may be taking. There aren’t really any side-effects to taking Melatonin in people without pre-existing conditions, but it is always a good idea to check with your provider to make sure that it isn’t harmful to you and your specific situation. I like to look for a company to purchase Smart Drugs from that is readily available to answer by questions, has a proven track record, and really stands behind their product. Since they are not controlled substances, it is incredibly important to be able to trust the product you are getting.
I am just so happy to have discovered this supplement and to be sleeping like a normal human being again, without any down sides. My bed is now one of my very favorite places to be. I love sleep and hope that this discovery can keep me on track to a life filled with happy days and restful nights.
|Cost||$9.49/60 tablets||$5.09/90 capsules|