Frequently Asked Questions
What are the ingredients?
Our sleep product is simply very small amounts of the nutrients involved in the production of melatonin: L-tryptophan, 5HTP, Vitamin D3, Magnesium, and a very small dose of melatonin. Since an increase in brain GABA levels, is also a normal player in the initiation of sleep, we have also included a small amount of a GABA derivative that can cross into the brain–called “phGABA”. The quantities of each ingredient are intended to replenish normal levels of these nutrients, to allow for the normal production of melatonin, and to help initiate the initial cascade of events that lead to deep, natural sleep.
How often should I take it?
If you routinely do not get enough sleep. I recommend taking this product every night. If you are trying to catch-up on sleep, after being sleep deprived, I recommend taking the supplement every night, until you have caught up. The product can also be used for jet-lag. In that case it would be taken for a duration related to how many time zones you are crossing.
How does it work?
Doc Parsley’s Sleep Remedy is designed to restore commonly deficient nutrients associated with sleep. In Dr. Parsley’s experience, once these nutrients have been restored to optimal levels, most people have vastly improved sleep. Your body is still doing all the work. We are just giving your body the materials it needs to create great sleep.
Will it make me feel hungover?
The nutrients of the Sleep Remedy are all normally found in your body—and designed to create “normal” or optimal levels of these nutrients. This is not a physiological trick. Since your body and brain are creating sleep in a natural way, groggy or hung-over feelings are highly unlikely.
Can I take it if I’ve drank alcohol?
Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant. Drinking alcohol in excess is known to affect the brain regions that control sleep. If you have consumed excessive amounts of alcohol, we do not recommend using the sleep product. However, moderate to light alcohol consumption (one to two drinks) should be balanced with drinking more water, and should not negatively impact the effectiveness of the sleep supplement.
Can I take more than one?
If you have taken sleep drugs, anti-depressants, or anti-anxiety medications for a long period of time, you may feel somewhat resistant to the Sleep Remedy. Since the dosages of all ingredients within the Sleep Remedy are very low, taking 1.5-2.0 packets is unlikely to have negative consequences to those that feel the need for this. However, always start with the recommended dosage. If you feel like you need to increase the dose, do it very slowly. Remember that too much magnesium can cause diarrhea, and our product does have magnesium in it.
Does it have the drowsy side effects?
Because we are not aiming to trick your body’s normal physiology, the common side effects associated with sleep aids are unlikely. The side effects of many sleep aids are caused because the medication is mimicking or blocking a normal process in the body or brain. Our formulation is not designed to mimic or trick—just provide your body with the resources to do its natural processes.
Will I still be able to wake up for my child?
Many sleep aides actually render the user “unconscious.” It is difficult, and possibly impossible to wake from this state. However, our Sleep Remedy is simply designed to help your body create normal, restful sleep. During normal sleep, most people are able to wake easily when their environment changes (crying baby, alarms, and things that go bump in the night).
The directions say 8 oz. of warm water, can I mix it with cold water?
The design of the product is to be a night-time treat, and part of a sleep ritual. Warm cups of nice tasting drinks are great for this. However, the product can be dissolved in any temperature water. The temperature of the water will not effect how the product works. However, it will dissolve more easily in warmer water, but it will taste less sweet in cool water.
How many servings are in a box?
There are 30 servings in one box.
Is it safe to give to my child?
This product has not been tested on children. It is not recommended for individuals under the age of 18.