A Little Bit of Everything? Twilune by Dream Leaf Review

Dream Leaf is a company focused on supplements to induce lucid dreaming, but a number of other products on their roster. Dream Leaf’s sleep aid supplement, Twilune, stacks melatonin with herbs we have seen in many other sleep supplements for what they call a “breakthrough” for those seeking better sleep. While there is nothing necessarily innovative about the formula, I decided to give it a try before testing out their lucid dreaming supplement (which I’ll cover in another review — the results were fascinating!).

Twilune Review

Stated Use

Twilune is a nutritional breakthrough for anyone who seeks better sleep. It’s a completely balanced formula that effectively targets both REM sleep and Deep Sleep, which is vital for optimal sleep health. It helps you fall asleep quickly but also fuels your sleep cycle to keep you asleep through out the night. Trust us when we say that we know sleep supplements.

Active Ingredients

  • L-theanine – 150 mg
    Shown to reduce heart rate and the body’s immune response to stress, this amino acid has also been connected to feelings of relaxation.
  • Chamomile Flower – 100 mg
    Often used in tea form, chamomile has frequently been used to calm an upset stomach and could help with insomnia and anxiety.
  • Valerian Root  – 100 mg
    This fragrant herb has been historically used as a sedative and pain reliever and prescribed by ancient Greek physicians as a treatment for insomnia.
  • Hops Flower  – 100 mg
    In addition to being a flavoring ingredient in beer, hops have also been used to treat anxiety and insomnia.
  • Passion Flower – 55mg
    This plant extract may boost GABA (as evidenced in this study), helping mitigate both nervousness and insomnia.
  • L-Taurine – 50 mg
    A naturally occurring amino acid that’s involved in the production of GABA.
  • Lemon Balm – 90 mg
    An herb from the mint family often used as a relaxation-boosting ingredient in sleep supplements.
  • Magnesium Glycinate – 60 mg
    Magnesium is a mineral involved in over 300 metabolic reactions in the human body. Magnesium has shown to induce a sense of calm, and it can be a powerful sleep aid. (It’s also common in various forms in sleep supplements like YAWN and ZMA.)
  • Melatonin – 1 mg
    This is one of my go-to sleep enhancers. It helps me fall asleep faster and experience more restful sleep. I especially like melatonin because its effects don’t diminish with repeated use (and studies suggest that could be the case for many users).

Twilune Ingredients

My Experience

Following the bottle’s instructions, I took 2 capsules before bedtime. I was extremely tired the first night I tried Twilune, and Iwas able to fall asleep right away. I woke up from what felt like deep sleep a couple of times that night, and it took me a little time to fall back asleep.

I continued to take it for the rest of the week, and I had no problem falling asleep. I had dream-filled nights, and, according to my sleep trackers, my sleep quality was solid.  My sleep seemed to get better as the week went on, which may be due to cumulative of herbs like the Passion Flower.

Pros:

  • Vegan formula
  • 30-day money back guarantee
  • Very mild
  • No grogginess or fogginess in the morning
  • Easy to time and take
  • Possible cumulative effects

Cons:

  • May be too mild for some

The Final Word

While Twilune by Dream Leaf is not a groundbreaking formula, the use of well-researched ingredients in what seems to be a high-potency makes this a solid choice for those looking for a natural sleep-aid (at least for me). I felt well-rested while on this supplement, and am looking forward to testing out their flagship product, the Dream Leaf lucid dreaming supplement.

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