May 12, 2015 – Kansas City, KS: If you suffer from sleeplessness and yet you’re also hesitant to take powerful narcotics that could be habit forming, then you probably have run the gamut of natural products for sleep inducement, everything from kava kava to sublingual melatonin to warm milk, to no avail. If you’re still not sleeping as well as you should, we just stumbled across a neat product from Kansas City native Greg Doring which promises a restful night sleep. Does it really live up to the hype, or is it just another herbal nostrum? Here’s our honest take:
An Honest Review of Berry Sleepy
Sleep disorders affect as many as one in three people (WebMD), and there is a growing body of research that suggests certain fruits can play a powerful role in helping the body and mind get to sleep. Three of the big ones are Passion Fruit, Tart Cherries, and Goji Berries, and those three fruits were combined in a proprietary blend to create “Berry Sleepy.”
Purportedly, the product works in as many as 93% of people who take it, though the degree of the effect may vary, says Doring, and that some people may desire to take more than a normal does. That said, the star rating for Berry Sleepy on Amazon.com is only a 4.1 out of 5 (that’s about an 81% approval rating, if you’re keeping score, which is still decent, sure, but not quite 93%)
Nevertheless, the overwhelming number of reviews for this melatonin-based sleep aid are 5-star reviews on Amazon, and that says a lot. I read all 133 reviews at the time of publishing to get a real sense for whether people liked it, disliked it, or didn’t really care. There were a few very vocal detractors, but overall their message seemed a bit confused and convoluted – almost as if they had an axe to grind against the product or its owner.
We took it for a few nights, and it seemed to have a decent “mellowing” effect, and we woke up feeling overall more refreshed and less tired then most nights previous when we went to bed without having taken Berry Sleepy.
PROS: Sleept well, it’s 100% natural, fruit-based, and (if that matters) Vegan. It seems to work, though it may not replace a high-powered narcotic.
CONS: It’s pricy at $29.95 to 39.95/bottle, but the company seems to offer price drops and promotions pretty frequently. You can find their Facebook Page here.