I started taking Neuro Rest during a particularly bad week. I’d been under a lot of stress the previous week because my mother had been quite ill (now improving) and then before I’d got over that, one of my cats became ill and died. Most nights I was waking up at 4am and I was struggling to get back to sleep after that. So I was in need of a bit of help and I hoped that Neuro Rest would provide it.
Neuro Rest is a natural supplement that has been developed by doctors, biochemists and expert nutritionists. It’s nice to think I’m using a natural product that’s full of whole food and plant extracts – I prefer that to taking something artificial. Neuro Rest has magnesium, L-Tryptophan, L-Tryptophan, 5-HTP (from Griffonia seeds), Montmorency cherries, Grape skin, Watermelon, Chamomile, L-Taurine and Biotin. This combination of ingredients calms and relaxes you whilst giving your body the signals it needs to get you into a better sleep pattern.
The first night I took a single capsule (you are advised to start with 1 a day for 4 days) about half an hour before I planned to turn my light out. I’ve never had real problems getting to sleep at night, in fact I’m often asleep pretty much as soon as I hit the pillow, so I wasn’t expecting a great effect at that point in the night. What I did experience though was a real uplift in mood. I felt more positive, in a quiet, calm sort of way. Since then I’ve almost been looking forward to bedtime because the effect is so good.
In terms of sleep hours I didn’t notice any improvement the first 3 nights and I was still waking at 4ish. I did manage to drift off again all 3 mornings, so that was good and a bit unusual for me as I usually find that tough. I did feel though that sleep quality had improved as I woke up feeling fresher, but it was a fairly slight improvement. On day 4 I slept through till nearly 6, which was a nice 8 hour sleep for me.
Day 5 saw me upping my dose to two tablets. I didn’t really notice any difference (between taking one and two tablets) before bedtime. I did wake once during the night, but I’m not even sure what time it was. My surviving cat was wailing (he’s done this a lot since his friend died) and I was just keen to get him quiet, so I could get back to sleep and I was asleep again pretty much straight away. Then I went through to 5.30, so a nice 7 and a half hour sleep. Day 6 was very similar although I was later to bed.
I didn’t notice any extra benefit to taking two tablets a day, so after trying it for a few days, I dropped down to one and that works well for me. I find that taking it a half an hour or so before going to bed means I go to sleep in a happy mood and for me its worth taking for that alone at a very stressful time. I find that my sleep is deeper and of better quality since I’ve been taking Neuro Rest. This means I feel more rested and I have more energy during the day because of it. I have still woken up in the night sometimes, partly because of wailing cat problems (it’s been a few weeks now and I’m not sure how to get him to stop and he might need to spend some nights in the kitchen). When I wake earlier than I would like though, I find that either I feel I’ve had enough sleep or I get back to sleep pretty quickly.
I’m impressed by Neuro Rest and I’m planning to buy more when my bottle runs out. I’m also considering trying Neuro Focus Plus, also from Utmost Me, to help me during the daytime.