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Sleep RX Natural Sleep Aid Review – Is it Effective?

By Sasha de Beausset Aparicio, MSc

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

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Evidence Based | Synopsis | Ingredients | Precautions | Cost | Suggested Use | Verdict

Sleep RX Natural Sleep Aid is advertised as a natural supplement targeted to support deep and restful sleep. The product is manufactured by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical corporation based in Georgia, just north of Atlanta, in the city of Norcross. The company was founded in 1994 and according to their website, they are now an industry leader. While the company develops and produces a wide range of supplements for many different purposes, their main focus is on brain supplementation.

According to the manufacturer, this natural supplement contains a number of herbal extracts that will safely support normal sleep.

The company claims to have worked with famous pharmacologists and physicians to research this formula but the statements made on the website don’t support the product’s effectiveness as a sleep enhancer. While Sleep RX Natural Sleep Aid is advertised as an “all-natural, side-effect free sleep aid that works the first time and every time,” most of the company’s claims are not supported by relevant clinical studies or researches.


1) Sleep RX Natural Sleep Aid at a Glance

The main active ingredient in Sleep RX Natural Sleep Aid is the Valerian root. This herb is usually used for its sedative properties and often utilized in supplements and herbal remedies to induce a restful and peaceful sleep and promote relaxation. The manufacturer claims that Valerian root will help relax, calm, restore and relieve physical discomfort while also promoting improved sleep cycles.

Due to its properties, Valerian root has become a common inclusion in formulas intended to combat anxiety and stress, as well as to treat insomnia and several other sleep disorders. The root extract is usually used by itself as an herbal alternative to prescription sleeping drugs. Several recent studies have revealed that Valerian root extract may be more effective since it is non-addictive and helps patients to feel more alert upon waking.

Allegedly, Valerian root has been shown in some clinical studies to help decrease the amount of time it takes for insomnia sufferers to fall asleep. Unfortunately, the exact details of these studies are hard to find and the company does not provides such studies to support its statements.


2) Sleep RX Natural Sleep Aid Ingredients

Sleep RX Natural Sleep Aid contains: Proprietary Blend 578mg (Valerian 8% Extract (root) European Material, Piper Methysticum (root), L-Theanine, Wild Lettuce, Ziziphus Spinosa (whole Plant), Paeonia Lactiflora, N-Acetyl-5-Methoxytryptamine, Gelatin, Stearic Acid, Magnesium Stearate, FD&C Green #3, Titanium Dioxide.

If you’re interested in an homeopathic approach to sleep supplements, you might like Hyland’s Calms Forte.

3) Does Sleep RX Natural Sleep Aid Work?

Sleep RX is an herbal formula consisting of various herbal extracts and amino acids. The product is advertised as a nutraceutical sleep aid that was designed through extensive research into the neurobiology of sleep.

According to the manufacturer, Sleep RX is a “combination” of old medical science that has been used for hundreds of years to promote sleep and the latest technology that allows amino acid compounds to be included in the formula.

This product contains Valerian root extract, a plant that is commonly used in Europe to help ease nervous tension and improve sleep. Evidence shows that Valerian interacts with GABA (gamma aminobutyric acid) receptors and triggers the release of GABA. The plant is also believed to have strong tranquilizing properties.

Kava extract is another sleep-promoting herb that blocks the uptake of norepinephrine, a component which helps this product relieve anxiety, stress, and sleeplessness.

The recommended dosage is two tablets, 30 minutes before bedtime. Sleep RX can be taken with food or alone.

There are testimonials about Sleep RX posted online. What is being reported includes the following:

  • Sleep RX is a true blessing

  • Non addictive

  • Easy to swallow

  • It works as advertised

4) Sleep RX Natural Sleep Aid Benefits & Results

  • Available for a discounted price online
  • It contains Valerian root
  • A full list of ingredients is available on the product’s website
  • It’s a natural supplement
  • There are no reported side effects

5) Precautions of Sleep RX Natural Sleep Aid Use

  • Retail price is high
  • Free trial sample not available
  • Does not contain the natural mineral lithium

6) Sleep RX Natural Sleep Aid Cost

Each bottle of Sleep RX contains 30 capsules, which should be enough for 15-30 days of treatment. The price will vary from one retailer to another, but compared to other similar sleep aids, Sleep RX is an averagely-priced supplement.

The shipping costs will depend on your physical location.

Suggested Use

7) Suggested Use

The producing company recommends patients to take 2 tablets, 30 minutes prior to bedtime.


8) Our Verdict on Sleep RX Natural Sleep Aid

Sleep RX Natural Sleep Aid contains some well known ingredients, commonly used to promote restful and peaceful sleep. The formula is all-natural, as the company states and it may be a good alternative to the prescription drugs or over the counter medications that usually contain chemicals that could be harmful.

We believe this supplement may be a good choice for those who suffer from insomnia or for those who seek a restful and peaceful sleep. However, there are some other alternatives as well. For instance, supplements that contain the natural mineral lithium are highly recommended. It is well known that lithium can help elevate the mood and is both non-toxic and non-addictive.

We recommend consumers to seek products from manufacturers who offer free product samples available without prescription.

1.5/5 - (2 votes)
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