Comparing ZzzQuil Pure Zzzs & Physician's Choice Sleep Aid, Both with Melatonin

 Comparing ZzzQuil Pure Zzzs with Melatonin to Physician's Choice Sleep Aid with Melatonin

Occasionally I have a little trouble falling asleep at bedtime. The idea of pharmaceutical sleep aids doesn't appeal, especially since my occasional sleeplessness is usually caused by a deviation in my schedule. Something mild and natural would be preferable.

As an influencer, I am fortunate to occasionally get to test certain brands. Such was the case with ZzzQuil Pure Zzzs and Physician's Choice Sleep Aid. I always appreciate the opportunity to try new products and provide an honest review.

The sleep first product I tested was ZzzQuil. Two grape-flavored gummies are the recommended dosage, and each serving contains 2 mg. of melatonin. That gives each gummie 1 mg. of melatonin.

Next I tried Physician's Choice Sleep Aid. The recommended dosage of this product is two capsules, and a dosage contains 5 mg. of melatonin, so that's 2.5 mg. of melatonin per capsule.

Physician's Choice Sleep Aid Photo Shoot

Both products offer several natural ingredients to assist the melatonin. But are 2 to 5 mg. of melatonin necessary or beneficial? Before I started dosing myself, I did a little research on melatonin.

How Much Melatonin Do You Need to Sleep?

The Sleep Foundation says, "Most commercial products are offered at dosages that cause melatonin levels in the blood to rise to much higher levels than are naturally produced in the body. Taking a typical dose (1 to 3 mg) may elevate your blood melatonin levels to 1 to 20 times normal." claims to get their information from the Sleep Foundation, but their info is a little different from what I read on the Sleep Foundation website. says, "Between two tenths of a milligram and five milligrams 60 minutes before bedtime is a typical dose for adults, while children should take a smaller dose. Too much melatonin can disrupt your sleep cycle, so start with the smallest dose of two tenths of a milligram and increase it as needed." According to the Sleep Foundation site, 2 to 5 mg. might be too much melatonin and actually cause you to sleep less.

So for my tests, I tried one gummy from the ZzzQuil first, and a few days later, one capsule of Physician's Sleep Aid. Neither seemed to help, but rather than increasing my dosage, I went down. I found that for the ZzzQuil, one half of a gummie does the trick for me. As for the Physician's Choice Sleep Aid, I broke a capsule apart and got my best sleep with about 1/5 of the capsule.

In conclusion, both products offer melatonin and other natural ingredients to help promote good sleep. The gummies come with less melatonin per serving and are are easier to break into a smaller dosage, and they taste good. On the other hand, the Physician's Choice Sleep Aid doesn't make me feel like I need to go brush my teeth after I use it, but trying to keep up with the contents of an open capsule can be slightly problematic. It's probably a judgment call, but I have  had more regular sleep with the ZzzQuil gummies, using 1/2 gummie at a time.

ZzzQuil Pure Zzzs & Physician's Choice Sleep Aid Review

I give them both 3 stars for being effective when split into smaller doses and an extra star to the ZzzQuil for having less melatonin to begin with as well as a nice flavor and ease in splitting the dosage. 
ZzzQuil Pure Zzzs 4 stars ****
Physician's Choice Sleep Aid 3 stars ***


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