There’s a joke about “sleeping like a baby” since most babies are well known for not sleeping soundly and for long periods of time, but the idiom means it as the opposite. Well… I sleep like a newborn baby. I may fall asleep quick, but I’m half a step away from Fitbit calling me and asking if I’m okay.
I recently became eligible to try out a sample of ZZZQuil. Finally, my terrible sleep got me something free! Their claim is “a non-habit forming sleep-aid for the relief of occasional sleeplessness that helps you fall asleep easily, sleep soundly, and wake refreshed.”
I went ahead and had one night of sleep with my Fitbit on without the ZZZQuil, and then took the product before bed the 2nd night with the Fitbit on.
Did it help? Yes and no.
It did hold it’s claim to help me fall asleep soundly. It did that perfectly. It was a nice drowsy feeling without that “I’ve been drugged” feeling antihistamines are so good at.
Sleep soundly? Seems Fitbit told me otherwise, the same amount of “restless” and I felt about the same as the prior night.
Wake refreshed? I wanted to go back to bed, and since it was Friday and work was quiet, I did. The loophole is here, I always want to go back to bed! So I’m assuming no change here.
Would I recommend it? Yes. It’s not a lifechanger, but it did help me fall asleep better than Tylenol PM or Benedryl. I would keep it around the house, for those nights where you know it’s just NOT going to happen easily.