As someone drawn to natural supplements — and the occasional herbal remedy — it was only a matter of time before I tried an Ayurvedic supplement to help me sleep. Ayurveda is a traditional Indian medicine philosophy, has been around for thousands of years, and is known as one of the oldest systems of natural healing.
Maharishi Ayurveda is a company that specializes in Ayurvedic supplements. Blissful Sleep is their best-selling sleep aid, claiming to induce deep sleep, with no side effects and no fog in the morning. Of course, I take everything with a big dose of skepticism before I try it. Read on to see how I slept while taking this herbal-based supplement.
Blissful Sleep Basic has 17 carefully chosen ingredients, including Rose, Indian Valerian, Ashwagandha and Pearl, that work synergistically to support wholesome, natural sleep.
Take 1-2 tablets at bedtime with warm water or milk.
This supplement contains a number of ayurvedic ingredients.
Blissful Sleep® Blend – 966 mg
Other ingredients from natural sources: gum acacia, talcum.
Following the directions on the bottle, I took one capsule before bedtime. The bottle suggests drinking it with warm water or milk, but given my aversion to warm liquids — I drink my coffee cold through the New York Winter — I had it with a glass of cold water instead.
The smell was amazing, very herbaceous, and it definitely got me into my sleepy time mode (seriously, just the smell). I felt very relaxed within 20 minutes of taking it, and fell asleep easier than usual. I did wake up a couple of times during the night, but was able to fall back asleep relatively quickly. The following two nights, I took two capsules before bedtime, fell asleep quickly, and stayed asleep throughout the night. Both my sleep trackers indicated a 98-99% sleep quality night on both nights. I woke up before the alarm, feeling refreshed and very centered.
While at first glance this pill may seem mild, Blissful Sleep is one of the more effective, “all-natural” or herbal supplements I’ve tried in awhile. I will continue to take this on a regular basis, especially when I just need a little nudge to help me get to sleep and stay asleep. I will be trying this on my next trip as well to see if it helps me fight jet lag — I’m curious to see how it stacks up against my favorite jet lag-fighting supp.
If you are looking for something mild, and a little different than the other sleep aids out there, I would recommend giving this a try.