Sleep — we all need it, but most of us don’t get enough of it. Between busy family activities, household chores, staying active, and finding time to enjoy our favorite hobbies and self-care rituals, schedules are packed and often stressful, leading to poor sleep quality.
Lack of sleep can present itself a few ways: brain fog, a grouchy mood, low energy, or just a general “blah” feeling that makes you dread the day. And it’s not just your mood that suffers — your body undergoes important processes while you sleep (such as muscle repair, immune health support, and metabolic health support), making that seven-or-more hours all the more precious and important. If you’re like the third of Americans who regularly miss out on the recommended seven hours of sleep a night, keep reading.
If you’re trying to create a better sleep environment and implement other sleep tips and practices, you may also want to consider incorporating a sleep supplement into your bedtime routine. There are many different options to choose from, including traditional herbs and convenient drops. Let’s talk about some of the most popular, as well as a few unique supplements for sleep.
It’s right for you if … you want to fall asleep faster.*
Melatonin is probably the supplement you’re most familiar with, as it’s one of the more popular supplements for sleep support on the market.* But did you know that melatonin isn’t a vitamin or mineral? It’s actually a hormone your body secretes to tell your brain it’s time to wind down for bed. Things like phones and screens can impact how your brain receives these signals, however.
Melatonin helps you fall asleep faster and wake up feeling ready for the day.* If you prefer liquid supplements, you’ll love our Sleep Tonight™ Melatonin Drops, made with melatonin, L-theanine, and an herbal blend of passionflower and lemon balm to help you relax and enjoy restful sleep.* If gummies are your go-to, Melatonin Gummies taste delicious and help support a healthy sleep cycle.* We also add melatonin to Sambucus NightTime Syrup and Sleep + Immune Gummies to give you even more options for your unique wellness journey.*
Valerian is right for you if … you’re looking for an herbal supplement with traditional roots.
Valerian is a flowering plant primarily found in Europe, including Poland, the Netherlands, and Bulgaria. Valerian root has been used for centuries as a traditional sleep aid; its use dates all the way back to the 11th century.* There are two important things to note before you start taking Valerian Root or Valerian premium extract: First, it can be a bit aromatic, but the scent is normal. Second, valerian doesn’t always work immediately; you may need to take it regularly for about two weeks to see results.
Melissa Lemon Balm Leaf
Try it if … you’re all about plant power.
Another herbal option to try in your quest for sleep support is Melissa Lemon Balm Leaf.* It’s made with lemon balm, a lemon-scented herb that’s part of the mint family. This traditional sleep aid has been used for centuries.*
Try it if … you need help a traditional way of finding your calm.*
Yes, the same hops that can be added to beer, but no, drinking beer won’t give you the benefits! Hops are a flowering plant that have traditionally been used as a calming aid.* You can take it with Valerian to help you drift off.*
Take it if ... You keep waking up at night with your to-do list on your mind
If your day-to-day life is busy and stressful and you find yourself tossing and turning with too much on your mind, Sleep Tonight can help you wind down. It's formulated to balance stress hormones like cortisol and promotes relaxation to support restful sleep.*