By Annakeara Stinson
As William Shakespeare said, "He who sleeps feels not the toothache," which can loosely be interpreted to mean that sleep can give you a few sweet hours where your troubles take a freakin' seat, and the world just melts away. Well, at least, that can happen for those who are actually able to fall and stay asleep, anyway. Yes, for many, sleep can be a rather elusive necessity, but rest assured (pun only mildly intended), there are sleep aids that actually keep you asleep through the whole night, and I've rounded up some expert-recommended products to make things as easy as possible.
As frustrating as it is to have so much trouble getting to sleep at night, remember that you are far from alone in this struggle. According to the National Sleep Foundation, 45 percent of Americans have said poor sleep regularly affects their daily routines, and what's more, NPR reports that as many as 60 million Americans struggle with insomnia. And when you're constantly trying to function on lack of sleep, you might have to endure things like mood swings and a weakened immune system, according to Healthline. Bottom line: Never underestimate the power of a good night's sleep.
If you're majorly tossing and turning when you lay down at night, try a few of these expert-recommended sleep aids to help you get that uninterrupted snooze you deserve.
4. A Drink Just For Bedtime
Rob Bent, a food and beverage scientist at Som Sleep, tells Elite Daily that this nighttime beverage can help you fall and stay asleep, thanks to its active, snooze-optimizing ingredients.
“Magnesium and vitamin B6 help ensure your body’s natural sleep cycle is running as smoothly as possible," Bent explains. "L-Theanine and GABA help promote relaxation...and as you transition into this sleep-adjacent state, melatonin acts as the trigger that starts the series of events in your body associated with actually falling asleep."
Science doesn't lie, people.