Saturday, June 2, 2012

Neuro Sleep


Being the third drink in a tripartite review arc of Neuro's tasty and nutritionally interesting beverages, Neuro Sleep had garnered quite a positive precedent. Like Neuro Sonic and Neuro Sun, Neuro Sleep has a very distinct flavor and function, and I am happy to say that, like the others, it is a self-sufficiently welcome addition to the collection.

Neuro Sleep is a relaxation beverage that is intended to act as a sleep aid rather than some of the more mild "calming" drinks that are starting to appear on the market. Utilizing a blend of melatonin, L-theanine, and magnesium, Neuro Sleep is geared towards promoting relaxation during sleep and supporting healthy mental function through adequate rest. I feel that it is only fair to go ahead and mention that, much like energy drinks, I often do not experience the effects of a lot of these sorts of relaxation beverages as profoundly as others do, if at all. This tendency remained somewhat true for Neuro Sleep, as I did not really feel much while I was drinking it, and what little effects I did notice were easy enough to ignore simply by paying attention to the other things that I was doing at the time. However, I was in for a big surprise when I finally did decide that it was time for bed. It usually takes me somewhere around an hour to actually fall asleep once I am in bed trying to do so, but after drinking the entire bottle of Neuro Sleep, the effect of landing in my bed was not entirely unlike that of full-body paralysis. I simply did not want to move; a feeling which quickly became a decision as I promptly turned off the light and passed out. This sort of expedient slip into unconsciousness is extremely rare for me, and seeing as the only difference in my night-time routine was consuming a bottle of Neuro Sleep, I feel relatively safe in assuming that it did its job.

Flavor-wise, Neuro Sleep is probably the strangest of the three Neuro varieties that I have had so far. Even after finishing the entire bottle, I am still having trouble determining exactly what flavor this drink is supposed to be. It has the general taste of an orange beverage (which would seem to make sense given the color of the bottle), but there's still something unfamiliar about it. It's like the drink is trying to be orange, but just isn't quite making it there, much in the same way that orange Kool-Aid just sort of misses the mark. Now, this is not to say that the flavor is bad. In fact, I actually sort of like it, although it is important to say that of the three Neuro beverages that I have had, this one tastes the most "pharmaceutical." While I don't necessarily know what melatonin and the other chemical ingredients included in Neuro Sleep actually taste like by themselves, I still feel that this one has a sort of "medicine-ish" taste. It has a bit of a dry, chalky texture, and the aftertaste even tastes oddly enough like the gelatinous exterior of a pill capsule. That being said, this still doesn't make the drink bad in any significant way. It's just definitely a good thing to know going in. 

Overall, I think that Neuro Sleep is yet another great offering in DrinkNeuro's strong line of functional beverages. While the flavor is a little bit odd and unspecific, it is definitely not bad, and the "sleep mixture" ended up being a good bit more effective than I thought that it was going to be. If you are looking for a drink to help you get to sleep without feeling like it is actively knocking you out, then this is definitely one to try.

Verdict: Recommended

Purchased: Citgo service station [Greenwood, SC]
Size: 14.5 fl. oz. [430mL]
Price: $2.50


19 comments:

  1. My girlfriend had the exact same experience with Neuro Sleep. She rarely sleeps more than three hours a night. She falls asleep well after I do and wakes up much before I do. (I was blessed with the gift of easy sleep, but she was not so lucky.)

    The first time I came across Neuro in a market, I bought one for her just to see what happened. I didnt expect much as she could tolerate Benadryl and Tylanol PM like a champ, but this stuff knocked her right out. Seriously, she fell right to sleep. She has used them three times since, and every night she seems to fall right asleep and wake up feeling well rested. The dose seems to be perfect because she feels great in the morning. I am just praying her body doesn't develop an immunity to the active ingredients because they really do work for her.

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  2. I tried it last night. Like you, "calming" beverages (and even caffeinated energy-drinks) somehow go under my radar. If they are producing any effects, I don't notice them! I was very skeptical about neuro sleep, but pleasantly surprised with the results. Immediately following drinking it, I didn't notice much, although it was somewhat easier to relax. The real miracle was in waking up! My alarm clock rests on the floor next to my bed, and when I awoke I rolled over to see what looked like 1:30. I screamed an expletive and jumped out of bed (I'd had work 3 hours before!), and there was no doubt in my mind that it was the correct time, because I went to sleep at 2 am, and I felt very rested! I took a closer look at my clock to see why it didn't go off -- and found that it was actually 7:30. From my angle, the top was chopped off. I'm telling you, I've never been this rested from 5 and a half hours of sleep!

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  3. I'm glad to hear that it worked for you, too. It's a great beverage.

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  4. I started drinking drinking this about ten days ago. I don't drink the whole bottle. The first bottle I drank half because that many ounces before bed would cause me to wake up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom. It was a Friday night and I had a few ounces of alcohol a couple hours before and I won't ever do that again!! It gave me bright, vivid color dreams! So the following night I drank the other half...no alcohol. I fell asleep easily and for a good six hours. On my second and third bottle I have gone to drinking 1/3 of the bottle about an hour before bed and it works for me. I'm going to try and relax myself without using the drink.

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  5. I generally sleep 4-5 hours a night, usually don't have too much trouble getting to sleep... but staying asleep is my issue! Found this product at the store last night, and the naturalness of it appealed to me, so I thought I'd give it a try. I drank the whole bottle, at about 10.30pm went to bed 30 mins later, and didn't wake up till 8am this morning... unheard of, both my husband and myself cannot recall the last time I slept 9 hours!! This stuff is fantastic! :)

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  6. I have been battling uncontrolled asthma for over a year. Steroids, prilosec, inhalers, ........not sleeping from steroids-so I grabbed this and just wanted it for sleep aid. I remember waking a few times and thinking how easy I was breathing. Shared this with my daughter and never thought anymore. Until I started to research natural ways to treat gerd, so this works and melatonin and tryptophan are suggested. Very happy to know this now after all I have been through this last year.

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    1. My friend was having trouble with asthma - she learned that dairy products increase mucus production. She decreased her dairy intake & breaths much easier now. Just some info for you.

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  7. The flavor you're looking for to describe it is Granadilla. it's a fruit native to south america, and the taste is spot on.

    Also, NeuroSleep helps me heaps with my restlessness.

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    1. Thanks for the tip! I'll definitely keep an eye out for granadilla in the future.

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    2. what I wouldn't give 4 a good nites sleep.little did I know that for about $2.39 a bottle. neuro sleep was carried by marsh supermarkets.thank you NEUERO SLEEP > better than prescription meds.

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    3. Actually the flavor is peach apricot. Neuro changed zzzzz...in every bottle to peach apricot now written on the bottom of the bottle. Every neuro bottle there is, now has the flavor on the front bottom. Its late and I have my neuro sleep right here...gdnight!

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  8. Will it affect me badly if I had a wine cooler with 3.2 percent alcohol about 3 hrs ago? I tested my bac and it was 0.0

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  9. I was skeptical of the drink since I suffer from insomnia. Drank the drink and thought "this ?!$@ doesn't work" then zzzzzzzzzzz

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  10. I have had periods of sleeplessness over many years due to fibromyalgia and other medical problems and of course STRESS!
    . My doctor prescribed Ambien, Valium, Travadone and others. Not one would give me more than hours at a time. I would also wake tired like I never slept at all!
    . A friend recommended Neuro-Sleep. I felt like I discovered GOLD!!! Not only did I get 8 hours but I felt refreshed in the morning!
    . I work long hours, no time on weekends for rest due to family obligations, so whom ever put this gem on the market, I commend you!
    . The only reason I am writing this late is because like a dummy I forgot to stop at the local gas station (great guys by the way!) on my way home!!

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  11. My wife and I have tried this about a couple years ago 2012. We are sold on it, in the last few months 1/2014 have had a difficult time finding it. We did finding it at Fresh Market, This stuff works, we are ready to go to bed with in the first couple of swallows.

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  12. I drank this stuff for the first time last night, and it definietly works. Funny thing is, I wasn't actually looking for something to help me sleep. I basically just stumbled onto it.

    I had stopped at a gas station/convenience store to fill up and decided to go inside and grab something to drink for the ride home. I drink a ton of sweet drinks (energy drinks, iced teas, diet soda, fruit juice, you name it) and I like to try new stuff now and then.

    Anyway, I saw this Neuro Sleep stuff and decided to buy a few bottles. I thought the name was weird and didn't expect it to have any effect on me. figured it was just a marketing gimmick. I just picked it because I was looking for something orange flavored (realized later it was actually the peach apricot flavor but it looked orange).

    Anyway, drank both bottles (won't do that again) and by the time I got home at around 8:00PM I was incredibly sleepy and went right to bed. Bear in mind, I'm a night owl and I usually don't go to bed until at least midnight. I fell right asleep, and that was with my wife having the bedroom lights and the TV going. Usually I can't sleep unless the lights are out and it's quiet.

    Like I say, I drank two bottles, and that made me incredibly sleepy. Next time I try it I will only drink one. Definitely going to keep some around the house though, for when I can't get to sleep.

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  13. I have Insomnia... I have been under doctor''s care with sleeping meds. Anyone taking Neuro Sleep instead of doctor meds? Looking to get away from taking meds!!!

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  14. I bought this on sale at our local grocery store, and I literally fell asleep on the couch around 11:30pm did not get out of bed until 11 am this is the first time since having my sons that I have been able to sleep more than 8 hours... A miracle! I thought it was just a gimmick but it really works. A must have!

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