What: Good Night Drink, P79/25oml
What It Is: Made in Austria, the Good Night Drink claims to help you get peaceful sleep at night. It contains natural herbs like lemon balm and hops to help relieve stress and anxiety. It's a fizzy drink made with alpine sparkling water, and it's safe to drink every day because it contains no preservatives, no added sugars, and has no artificial colors or flavors.
Due to my anxiety, I find it difficult to sleep at night even when I try to keep myself from using gadgets before bed time. I aim to sleep by 11 p.m. every night, but some nights I'd usually doze off around 5 a.m. Additionally, I am a light sleeper, so I tend to wake up every two hours or so.
How I Used It
At this point, I was willing to try anything to get some quality shut-eye, so I immediately volunteered to try out this drink. For a whole week, I drank the elixir that promised peaceful slumber. On the first two nights, I drank it 45 minutes before my desired bed time. Sleep didn't come easy and I found it difficult to wake up the next day; so I figured I needed to adjust the time of drinking two hours before tucking myself to bed. The latter timeframe suited me better.
I thought that the drink would instantly make me feel drowsy but it didn't. The effect was actually more subtle; I'd describe it to be a yawn-inducing drink, naturally signaling your body that you're ready for bed. My eyes would grow heavier almost as soon as I hit the hay, and perhaps the best part is that my usually overactive brain becomes weirdly quiet. All sorts of worries and anxiety get wiped away. Suddenly, all I could think of is that I am ready to sleep—like magic, I kid you not!
The quality of sleep I had also improved. Before, I'd usually straddle sleep and consciousness (like I know I am sleeping but not quite) and can't recall the last time I've dreamt. But since discovering this drink, I don't remember how exactly I fall asleep and I've also started having vivid dreams again!
As per Fitbit data, I was able to reach long hours of REM and deep sleep during nighttime. In fact, even after suffering from palpitations at 2 a.m. in the morning, I was still able to sleep soundly.
I think this drink is heaven-sent for people suffering from insomnia or those who have a lot in mind especially at night. It's a relaxing drink that can help you get some quality rest. Personally, I would like to drink it every night, but since I'm still quite unsure when it comes to its long-term effects, I'd suggest drinking it in moderation and only doing so when you are desperately in need of slumber. Also, if you're someone who struggles to burp (like me), it would help if you drink it about an hour before bed time so you won't feel uncomfortable or gassy.
Good Night Drink is available nationwide in convenience stores like 7-11, Ministop, San Mig Food Ave, All Day, Circle K, and Lawson. Also available online on BeautyMNL.com