I love sleep. I truly do. Sleep is a wonderful thing… if I can get it.
I have a difficult time falling asleep at night. Once I’m asleep, I usually stay asleep. It’s actually falling to sleep that is hard for me to do. It’s not uncommon to find me wide away at midnight, 2:00 AM, 4:00 AM… It’s horrible. Especially because I have to get up at 6:00 AM, do things around our home and run errands, then go to work.
Not getting a good night’s sleep often causes me to fall asleep as soon as I get home from work and sleep for 2-3 hours, which means falling to sleep at bedtime is NOT going to happen. Lack of sleep also makes me feel sluggish and unable to complete certain tasks, simply because I don’t have the energy to do them.
I have tried so many things to help me fall asleep – melatonin, lavender, warm bath, herbal tea, relaxing sounds and music… just about everything. It’s got so bad that I have to take a prescription medication to help me sleep. I don’t like having to do that, especially because if I take the medication too many days in a row it effects my eyes (it makes my vision blurry). Now I take one Advil PM at night, which is “hit or miss” whether or not it will work.
I was sent to review a product called DREAMit, from It Sprays. They have sprays to help boost your immunity, as well as to give you energy. Ha! I need A LOT of energy.
DREAMit spray is an oral spray that you spray into your mouth to help you relax and have an easier time falling asleep at night.
According to the brand;
DREAMit is a proprietary blend of vitamins and herbs including 5HTP, Melatonin and Valerian Root. Our formula is like nothing else on the market. 5HTP increases your natural serotonin to aid in restful sleep, while Melatonin reduces nerve activity, signaling your brain it’s time to rest. Our unique blend includes Valerian Root which eases stress and anxiety.
Sleep is critical to health, productivity and in some cases, even weight loss. No need to plan for bedtime sleep an hour in advance, spray under your tongue for sleep in minutes. Each spray of DREAMit is 1mL, with up to 7 sprays per use, allowing the ideal amount to be taken by each individual. If it’s 9 pm and your brain is racing, try 7 sprays. Midnight bathroom run? Try 2 sprays to get back to sleep. Perfectly proportioned doses, try that with a pills or gummy – no way. Small bottle with 25 uses is great for travel.
I already know that melatonin doesn’t really work on me. I have tried Valerian Root before, but that was decades ago. I totally forgot about that. My friend used to make me a tea out of Valerian Root, which did make me feel drowsy.
I like the idea of simply spraying something in my mouth (under the tongue) instead of swallowing a pill. I am not a fan of taking liquid products because I don’t like the way they taste. A spray is simple enough, and spraying under your tongue means it goes into your system a lot quicker, compared to waiting for a pill to dissolve and then go through your system.
The small package also makes it great for traveling. It takes up no room at all. You can even tuck it inside your pocket or purse.
DREAMit spray has a berry flavor. It was OK tasting. It wasn’t delicious, but it wasn’t gross like other products you need to drink to help you sleep. The taste doesn’t stay in your mouth too long either. I didn’t notice any after taste (thankfully).
I used DREAMit as recommended. I used seven sprays under my tongue the first night. I didn’t fall asleep any quicker than normal. In fact, I was up late that night (I finally fell asleep around 1:00 AM, as per my husband).
I tried DREAMit spray another night. I used the same seven sprays under the tongue. That night I didn’t fall asleep until after 1:00 AM as well.
Both times I took the spray around 10:00 PM, in hopes of falling asleep around 11:00 PM.
DREAMit spray might have helped me to fall asleep SOONER than I normally would have (sometimes I’m up as last as 4:00 AM), but it didn’t make me fall asleep quicker. I was hoping to fall asleep quicker.
I am wondering if my weight might have something to do with how effective DREAMit spray works. I’m a plus size woman. Maybe this spray and/or the dosage would be better suited to someone who weighs a lot less than me? Maybe I need a higher dose (more sprays)? That is always a possibility. Or perhaps there is something inside of me that makes it impossible to sleep? Who knows. Even my doctor doesn’t know. He says I simply can’t turn my brain “off,” which I tend to agree with (my mind races all the time – I’m an over-thinker).
I’m not going to say DREAMit spray works, or doesn’t work. I’m just going to say it didn’t work for me as well as I had hoped. I did fall asleep sooner than I normally would have, but not soon enough (if that makes any sense?).
The brand also has sprays to help boost your energy as well as your immunity. With cold season upon us, we all need to boost our immunity.
If you are interested in learning more about these products, or if you want to try them out for yourself, visit itSpray.com. Each spray is $24.99 and give you 25 doses, so that would be about $1 per night if you require only one dose (7 sprays) per night. Compared to my sleep medication, that is a lot cheaper (my sleep medication without insurance is expensive).
The brand can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Their links are found on the bottom of their website.
Do you have a difficult time falling asleep? What methods have you used to get to sleep that have worked well for you? Feel free to comment and share your story.
*I received a free product to review. There was n o compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.