I recently was asked to review these all natural sleep aids from Somnis. I am a perpetual insomniac, partly due to an anxiety condition, so I was hoping these would help me get some well needed shut-eye. They contain only 4 active ingredients, a few I have tried on their own in the past.
The first ingredient, GABA ( Gamma Aminobutyric Acid) is a chemical which is made in our brain, when taken as a supplement it is supposed to help relieve anxiety, improve mood and many other possible uses such as reducing PMS symptoms.
Many people are familiar with L-Tryptophan, supposedly the ingredient in turkey that makes us drowsy. It is an amino acid, and must be acquired from food . Some of it’s many uses include insomnia, sleep apnea, depression, and anxiety.
This next ingredient puzzled me, Vitamin B6. The only thing I could find that might help a person relax is that it is supposed to help with night leg cramps. Its other uses have nothing to do with relaxation or sleep.
The final ingredient contained within this all in one supplement is melatonin, also something most people are familiar with. It is a hormone which is naturally found within the human body, and its primary function is to adjust the body’s internal clock, in other words help it tell night from day.
What melatonin does is what I have no control over, I live in the interior of Alaska, where night and day are not normal. Perhaps for a period of three weeks in the spring and three in the fall. I seem to sleep just fine during those times.
This supplement did make me drowsy when I took it , in about 45 minutes time. Not enough so though to help me fall asleep. I believe if I were living anywhere else it would have been helpful, since I have taken both Melatonin and L-Trypyophan in the past with helpful results.
I guess I was not the best of candidates to review this product based on where I live, but I want to thank Somnis for sending it to me free for review and my honest and unbiased opinion.
It is available here on Amazon.com : http://www.amazon.com/somnis-ingredients-melatonin-l-tryptophan-eliminate/dp/b00qfpeoqa/ref=sr_1_1?s=hpc&ie=utf8&qid=1418089881&sr=1-1