Having the hormone lingering in your body can also throw off your sense of time and make it feel earlier than it actually is, leaving you feeling more tired. Not to mention, sleep and health experts don’t recommend taking melatonin nightly, especially in doses above 1 milligram, and its long-term health effects are unclear.
So, where does that leave people seeking a safe solution for better sleep? We can look to a number of other nonhormonal ingredients that show promise in the sleep space, including magnesium bisglycinate, jujube, PharmaGABA(R), L-theanine, 5-HTP, valerian, hops, lemon balm, tart cherry, and lavender.*
mindbodygreen’s nightly sleep supplement, sleep support+, gets its kick from a thoughtfully formulated combo of magnesium bisglycinate, jujube, and PharmaGABA(R)–and reviewers rave it does so much more to improve their sleep than melatonin ever has.* Here’s what people are saying about why sleep support+ is a better option for them: