When Is The Best Time To Take New Mood?

If you are under a lot of mental stress or experiencing mood swings, New Mood may help you get more than just a restorative night’s sleep.

As you may remember from my New Mood review, I’m a fan of the product as a sleep supplement, but its benefits go beyond that. As a serotonin-boosting supplement, New Mood is formulated to help balance moods, and reduce mental stress — meaning that the best time to take New Mood is completely up to you.  

New Mood By Onnit Label1. At bedtime, for a restful night’s sleep

If you are looking to use it purely as a sleep supplement, I suggest taking 2 capsules 30 minutes before bed on an empty stomach. I have had great results stacking it with melatonin for a restful night’s sleep. It’s not the most powerful sleep supplement I’ve taken, but its broadly effective ingredient stack means it boosts relaxation and calm through a variety of pathways. So it’s definitely more versatile than a lot of the other supplements I like for rest.

2. Anytime during the day, for a restorative nap

New Mood Can also be taken as a nap supplement. I usually take 1 capsule if I’m setting my Power Nap app to Power Nap or Recovery Nap, and 2 capsules if I’m setting it to 1 Sleep Cycle. New Mood helps me relax, shut my brain off, and get the most out of my nap. I usually wake up well-rested and feeling refreshed.

3. On travel days, to help mitigate anxiety and jet-lag

As an anxious traveler, I have used New Mood on travel days, with great results. I take two capsules before leaving the house — the trek across-town to JFK airport is one of my least-favorite parts of traveling — and New Mood goes a long way in helping me manage that stress. I have also taken 2 capsules of New Mood once I board  redeye, cross-country, and intercontinental flights to help me fall asleep, and then again 2 capsules the first full night at my destination.

4. Up to three times daily, on high-stress (or Cranky Pants) days

New Mood is also useful on days when I’m on edge, irritable, or what I like to call Cranky Pants.  I have experimented with taking  2 capsules of New Mood three times during the day — morning, afternoon, and at bedtime — with some incredible results. I can feel feel the results almost immediately, the edge starts to dissolve, and in its place I feel a wave of calm wash over me (a bit like Natural Calm).  

For me, the best time to take New Mood depends entirely on what kind of results I’m looking for. I would recommend trying New Mood at different times to find what works best for you.


Having written hundreds of articles on SupplementYourSleep.com, Caitlyn knows what she's talking about when it comes to getting the best night's sleep. When not sleeping, reading about sleep, or writing about sleep, you can usually find her at the gym. Want to get in touch? The best way is to leave a comment on one of her articles.