The following is my experience trying this sleep product, meaning you might not have the same results. If you do have a problem with insomnia, you should talk to your doctor first to see if they think this is worth trying.
Hi, I'm Michelle and I have a hard time falling asleep.
So when I read about a new drink called SOM that's supposed to make you fall asleep, I knew I had to test it on my own restless self.
SOM comes in two flavors — an original, sweetened flavor, and a sugar-free flavor — but both have the same amount of sleep-inducing ingredients.
For my test, I tried the original flavor, which I was worried would give me a sugar high*. But honestly? It kind of worked.
It made my co-worker Jesse feel drowsy earlier than usual, and made him a little extra groggy the next morning. 😲
My other co-worker Hannah had a similar experience, and thought the drink made her feel a little extra hazy in the morning.
Finally, I talked to a psychologist who specializes in sleep disorders about it. His take? "I don't think trying something like SOM can hurt you, but I would be surprised if it helps you."
And by the way, this is what it looks like poured into a clear glass.
TL;DR: It may or may not actually help you feel sleepy, but it will most likely make you feel groggier the next morning (which might be a sign of restorative, heavier-than-usual sleep).
Have you tried SOM?
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