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I Finally Found A Product That Helps Me Fall And Stay Asleep

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Sleep is amazing...except for those nights when you're* tossing and turning and struggling to get to bed.

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*And that's me — very, very often. It usually takes me about an hour to fall asleep, but even worse, I wake up multiple times during the middle of the night. As soon as I see the tiniest bit of light or think through my to-do list for the next day, it takes me a while to go back to sleep.

But recently, I tried Olly Restful Sleep Gummy Supplements, and TBH? I've been sleeping better than I have in years.

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The gummies contain melatonin (a hormone associated with the onset of sleep), L-Theanine (an amino acid found in green tea), and botanicals like chamomile. In my experience, not only do they make it easier to fall asleep, but they also help me stay asleep throughout the night.

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About 15 minutes after eating two gummies (which is the serving size, containing 3 mg of melatonin), they kick in and and I feel myself getting drowsy. And throughout the night if I wake up, I find myself being lulled back to sleep.

I'm not alone in thinking these gummies are a total godsend. 696 customers gave Olly Restful gummies a 4.1 star-review on Amazon (and 65% of users gave them five stars).

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Users also have super positive things to say about them:

"I've tried other sleep products like the sleep drinks and other gummies but I keep coming back for these! They've worked the best out of any of the others I've tried! I fall asleep fast and stay asleep for the whole night. I also wake up feeling great! No hangover feeling at all!" —Jamie Arnold

"I've been using this for a couple months and it works great! It doesn't make me groggy in the morning and helps me fall asleep within 30 minutes every time I take it! Highly recommended!" —Janna Y

"After struggling with anxiety related sleep problems for years, I now swear by these little gummies. They help my brain quiet enough for me to easily drift off to sleep within 15-30 minutes of taking them...I’ve tried other things that give me weird dreams, but sleep with these feels calm and revitalizing." —Emily J. Griffin

Since I was becoming pretty obsessed with the Olly restful gummies, I wanted to make sure these melatonin supplements were OK to keep taking regularly...so I spoke to two sleep experts.

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According to Dr. Daniel Barone, neurology and sleep expert at Weill Cornell Medicine, Melatonin is generally considered a safe supplement to help someone sleep. "Typically, I do not have my patients go above 10-12 mg per night given the possibility of feeling hungover the next day or dizzy in the middle of the night."

Mary A. Carskadon, a professor at Brown University's Sleep for Science Research Lab, added that melatonin is safe in small doses, especially if people are sleeping at a time outside of their natural night.

But while the gummies taste good, they aren't candy (in fact, there's definitely a medicinal flavor when you chew them). So you shouldn't consume more than two gummies per night, which is the serving size on the label.

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The combination of melatonin and L-theanine has no known adverse effects, according to Dr. Barone, but like most dietary supplements he suggests speaking to a healthcare provider before taking melatonin alone or in conjunction with other ingredients.

Get a 50-count of Olly Restful Sleep gummies from Amazon for $11.99 or a 100-count from Jet for $25.94.