Sometimes it just happens when I have alot on my mind and the thoughts are thrumming through my brain and I can neither quiet them nor tuck them into a compartment. The mind chatters incessantly and I wake each morning exhausted.
Normally, I’m pretty chill and believe that whatever sleep I get is enough but these past few weeks have tested me and I’ve been pooped. I asked a friend who is going through some tough stuff how she was sleeping and she told me that she sleeps just fine. Her cocktail of choice is a gummy and melotonin.
My last visit to Boston I tried to find those gummies but couldn’t so on I popped into Whole Foods and asked about sleep supplements with melatonin. I was shown the many shelves and many options of sleep aids and selected one that I knew nothing about but it was a gummy and I mostly understood the ingredients. It’s been a game changer.
I bought a brand called OLLY extra strength Sleep with the tag line ….”A boost for the ultimate sleep.” It didn’t disappoint. My sleep has been deep and dreamy and very sweet. It turns out the ingredients are Melatonin, L-Theanine and Botanicals which include chamomile, passionflower and lemon balm. It all sounds so natural so I am not worried about becoming addicted but I decided to research L-Theanine and was thrilled to find out why it works.
L-Theanine is a compound that occurs naturally in green tea and black tea, and it is also available in supplement form.
Research suggests that L-Theanine might provide a range of health benefits, which may include improved mental focus and better sleep quality.
This article provides an overview of L-Theanine, including its potential benefits and risks and its dosage.