Kathryn Darden is a writer, publisher, poet, author, pet owner, movie-goer, hobbyist, traveler, skin care junkie and Christian. She has written several books, had poetry published in numerous anthologies and journals, and has an opinion on almost everything - some of which she will share here!
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 Zzzsand 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."
Sleep.org 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. Sleep.org 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.
When tackling social media, it is important to know what to post and what not to post.
In my last article, I mentioned that no one on social networks wants to read "buy my product." By the same token, they don't want to read "retweet this," "share this," or "forward this to all your friends." Posts like this will be deleted and maybe even flagged as annoying spam.
Honey is a thick, viscous fluid which can become trapped in a person's airway. While there are many articles written about using honey to remove obstructions from the throat, there is not much, if anything, written about what to do if someone is choking on honey.
I just finished watching the third season of "Naked And Afraid XL." I respect these people for leaving the comfort, safety and security of home to face unknown hardships in remote and inhospitable places. I wouldn't choose to do it, so my comments should be viewed knowing I realize I could not do what these people have done.
In addition, I am aware that most of the action and dialogue takes place off camera. All my impressions are compliments of a cameraman and a film editor and the scenes they chose to share. A lot happens that that I am completely unaware of.
With these two disclaimers in mind, let's talk about Mean Girl Cliques on "Naked And Afraid XL." Every girl comes up against them in elementary school. They become a force to be reckoned with in junior high and have usually become more sophisticated and somewhat nicer in high school. Even boys know their wrath, but the cruelties of Mean Girls are normally reserved for other girls.