Enjoy Gentle, Peaceful Sleep…All Night Long
Restful Night® Extended Release—formerly Extra Strength Restful Night Essentials®—is your best support for a restful night's sleep. It combines three stress-reducing and sleep-inducing nutrients in a unique dual-layer, extended-release tablet that works all night to help keep restless, ruminating minds calm so you can fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.
Dual-layer extended-release technology
Altogether, the non-habit forming ingredients in Restful Night Extended Release help you… Fall asleep faster Enjoy relaxing, peaceful sleep Increase the length of continuous sleep Achieve a restful, relaxed state
The Good Night's Sleep Difference
What sets Restful Night Extended Release apart from other natural sleep supplements is the dual-layer technology that strategically delivers a divided dose of 3 mg of sleep-inducing melatonin with research levels of calming PharmaGABA® and premium Alphawave® L-theanine right when you need it. Here's how it works: First, you get a quick release of 1.5 mg of melatonin and PharmaGABA to help you fall asleep; then the second layer releases L-theanine and the remaining melatonin to help you stay asleep. Dr. Whitaker's tips for a good night's sleep Enjoy That Comfy, Can't-Wait-to-Sleep Feeling
Melatonin (3 mg) decreases the time it takes to fall asleep and produces a deep, restful sleep.
The "sleep hormone" melatonin declines in production as you age,1 and because your body is reliant on melatonin to drive REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep and circadian rhythms, I made sure to include 3 mg in Restful Night Extended Release to produce healthful, satisfying sleep. What happens to melatonin production as you age? The Science Behind Sleep
In a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled study, participants taking 3 mg of melatonin before bed time experienced significant increases in the amount of time spent in REM sleep while maintaining a healthy circadian rhythm.2
PharmaGABA® (100 mg) promotes relaxation to help you fall asleep faster
Clinical studies have shown that PharmaGABA can play an important role in reducing stress and occasional anxiousness, promote feelings of relaxation, and improve concentration. This amino acid is produced naturally in the brain, where it acts as a neurotransmitter to foster communication between nerve cells. In addition, GABA is the chief inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system and autonomic nervous system, meaning it calms down nerve cell "excitability."
The Science Behind Stress Reduction
In a study using an Electroencephalogram (EEG), brain waves were evaluated in participants after either intake of 100 mg PharmGABA (the dose in Restful Night Extended Release) or a placebo. The EEG found that after taking PharmaGABA, subjects showed higher alpha waves and lower beta waves than the placebo.3 These findings suggest that PharmaGABA helps reduce stress and promote mental relaxation.
AlphaWave® L-Theanine (200 mg) promotes calmness and a reduction in anxiousness
Purified, premium L-theanine is identical to the calming amino acid found in green tea, one of nature's most effective natural relaxants. L-theanine was first isolated in 1949 and studies show that many of the benefits of green tea are derived from its L-theanine content. It works by raising your body's GABA levels, thereby promoting calming alpha-wave activity in the brain. That's why I included it as the second release in my formula to continue to keep your brain in a relaxed state to help you maintain that peaceful, restful night's sleep.
The Science Behind Sleep Plus Stress Reduction
A placebo-controlled study suggests that 200 mg of L-theanine (the dose in Restful Night Extended Release) helps improve sleep efficiency, a measure of the amount of time between going to sleep and waking. L-theanine may also promote a better mental state upon waking.4
Restful Night Extended Release is preferable to other melatonin supplements because of its carefully selected complementary ingredients—plus it's non-habit forming, has no side effects, and leaves you refreshed when you wake. If sleep issues are a concern, I'm certain you will find this the perfect solution.