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Happy Dreams Review – Is it Effective?

By Sasha de Beausset Aparicio, MSc

Reviewed by Rebecca Williams, MD, MA, MB, BChir

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Evidence Based | Overview | Ingredients | Claims | Warnings | Cost | Directions | Final Thoughts

Happy Dreams is promoted as a support for a relaxing restful night’s sleep. According to the manufacturer, Brain Pharma, this is a drug free, fast acting formula which does not cause unpleasant next-morning side effects, but ensures that consumers will wake up refreshed and happy. The product is developed by Brain Pharma.

The company specializes in developing nutritional supplements, like Brain Pharma Happy Pills. There is however little information about the manufacturer’s headquarter, production facility, address or background.

Happy Dreams is marketed as a an anti-oxidant complex and Astragalus root extract which increase its effectiveness in a natural way. The formula also contains 5-HTP, the natural precursor of Serotonin, a neurotransmitter known to be responsible for mood and sleep.

Happy Dreams is recommended to adults over 18 years old who experience trouble falling or staying asleep or have difficulties resting during sleep.


1) Quick Overview

Happy Dream is a combination of amino acids, herbal extracts and vitamins designed to promote restful, side effects free sleep.

The core active ingredient of the formula is 5-HydroxyTrytophan (5-HTP), an ingredient whose therapeutic actions derive directly from its role as a precursor for two essential brain neurotransmitters: Melatonin and Serotonin.
Serotonin is considered responsible for the general state of well-being and for regulating appetite. Also, research has found that Serotonin plays a definite role in sleep cycles. High levels of Serotonin are associated with wakefulness and lower levels with sleep. Abnormal levels of Serotonin have been linked to sleep disturbances, depression or chronic fatigue.

Melatonin’s role is to regulates the circadian rhythm, and by doing so to regulate sleep-wake cycles. Vitamin B6 is involved in the neurotransmitter synthesis, including Serotonin and GABA. GABA’s positive effects are believed to be those of reducing anxiety, boosting mood supporting concentration and reducing or preventing restlessness and insomnia.


2) Happy Dreams Ingredients

Happy Dreams contains the following ingredients: 5-Hydroxytryptophan, GABA (Gamma Amino Butryic Acid), Valerian root powder, Astragalus root extract (standardized to 70% polysaccharides), Inositol, Melatonin, Vitamin B6, Grape Seed Extract, Red Wine Extract, SAMe (S-Adenosyl-Methionine), Gelatin, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate, FD&C Blue No. 1, and Titanium Dioxide.

3) Does Happy Dreams Work?

Vitamin B6 is useful in the creation of antibodies, our bodies defense system against diseases. Also, vitamin B6 helps make hemoglobin, which in turn helps the body carry oxygen to the red blood cells. If vitamin B6 is in low quantities in the body, it might lead to anemia. Also, vitamin B6 helps regulate the levels of sugar present in the blood and break down proteins. Also, this vitamin is essential for maintaining normal nerve functioning.

Vitamin B6 can not only be acquired from dietary supplements, but it is also found in various foods such as avocado, bananas, legumes (dried beans), poultry, whole grains, nuts, and meat.

Side effects of vitamin B6 in large dosage include numbness, sensory changes and difficulty coordinating movement as opposed to a slight deficiency of vitamin B6 which can cause: confusion, irritability, mouth and tongue soreness, and depression.

Research has shown that vitamin B6 is vital for the synthesis of the neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine, thus affecting the individuals with a vitamin B6 deficiency in the form of depression. Also, vitamin B6 is necessary in the myelin formation. However, a slight vitamin B6 deficiency is common.


4) Happy Dreams Claims

  • Reasonable price for a month’s supply (approximately $20)
  • Researched active ingredients with proven benefits on improving sleep quality
  • Generally positive reviews from consumers

5) Happy Dreams Product Warnings

  • No information about the manufacturer’s activity or background
  • Potential side effects associated to some ingredients
  • Side effects free formulation

6) How Much Does Happy Dreams Cost?

Happy Dreams is a somewhat affordable supplement sold in bottles containing 30 capsules, designed to last for almost a month if the recommended daily dosage is not exceeded. This product is available for purchase on the manufacturer’s website or from various other online retailers.

If you want a sleep supplement that’s around the same price, but lasts for at least two months, we recommend giving our NOW Relora review a read.


7) Happy Dreams Directions

Reviews from consumers are generally positive and support the formula’s effectiveness. The suggested dose is one capsule daily before bedtime. It is not recommended for patients under anti-depressants or under any prescription drugs and pregnant or lactating women.

Final Thoughts

8) Final Thoughts on Happy Dreams

Happy Dreams nutritional supplement is designed to help individuals who suffer from sleep deprivation providing them a long and refreshing rest. It is advertised as a powerful blend from all-natural active ingredients which act fast to restore positive mood and overall happiness. However, insomnia may be a symptom of many serious conditions and hence, if experiencing long term sleeplessness, we recommend you first talk to a doctor to evaluate your state of health and prescribe the best treatment plan.

Consumers report positive results for Happy dreams. Although no side effects or interactions are mentioned by the manufacturer, some ingredients may, under certain conditions, cause unwanted adverse effects.

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Simon Geoffrey

I find it vital for me since i am practicing a lot in gym and not only that i sleep better but i also feel more like running on the treadmill every single day.