I often struggle getting to sleep, spending ages tossing and turning or worrying about things. It takes me even longer to get to sleep if I know I have to up super early for a flight. As a blogger, I spend so much time on social media so I also find it hard to switch off in the evening and I’m always tempted to check Twitter if I can’t fall asleep.
Luckily for me, the team at Benenox sent me some sleeping goodies for sleep awareness week which was on the 11-17th of March. One of the products included in this package was the Benenox Overnight Recharge supplement and I was very intrigued to see if this could help me get a good night’s sleep. It also came with a tracking notebook to jot down what time I was going to bed, how I felt in the morning and to rate my sleep quality.
Benenox Overnight Recharge
Benenox is a flavoured food supplement designed to help those with busy schedules who struggle with disrupted sleep and tiredness. It’s designed to help reduced tiredness, fatigue, to support your mental function and to help with energy production. It comes in two flavours lemon and ginger or blackcurrant. I’ve been using the lemon and ginger flavour for 2 weeks, taking 15ml before bedtime, it’s a bit like taking Calpol but with a strong honey flavour. You can also mix it with a small amount of hot water.
What’s in it?
Sustamine which is a combination of two amino acids to help the liver store glycogen by slowing the absorption of honey in the stomach
Honey is known for its health benefits and is believed to boost glycogen stored in the liver to use during the night
Vitamin B6 has been shown to reduce tiredness and fatigue while supporting psychological function in turn helping you feel more energised.
I have felt more energised during the day since I started taking this. The first week of taking this I fell asleep quite fast and had a much deeper sleep than usual and I was sleeping straight through the night with no disruptions. The second week was a bit more mixed, I did have some blogger events to go to where I had alcohol which always messes up my sleeping pattern. So some nights I still took a long time to get to sleep and had disruptions. However I could notice the difference throughout the day as I felt more focused and energised. I really enjoyed documenting my sleep patterns too as it’s a good way to see if you’re going to bed at a similar time and how eating dinner late and having alcohol can have a very negative affect on sleep.
At £12.49 it could get quite expensive to use all the time but it’s worth getting it to use occasionally. It’s brilliant to use for certain occasions like when you need to be up early for a flight, interview or exam. Some other ways to help you sleep would be to have a mug of chamomile tea before bed as it’s meant to be relaxing and sleep inducing. I’d also recommend using products with lavender as this is meant to be calming, so lighting the beefayre bee calm lavender and geranium scented candle will help you relax before bed.
If you’re interested in trying Benenox Overnight Recharge, you can find it in Tesco and on Amazon, priced around £12.49 for 135ml. For further information, visit www.benenox.com.
*I was kindly gifted these products, all opinions remain my own*