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I have quite a few restless nights, and whenever I have a run of late nights working and early mornings getting up with our son, I find I need that extra bit of help to get a good night's sleep. Reading a book often helps, but I still find that my sleep is restless, and I often wake up feeling like I have barely slept.
Kalms come in various forms, but the sleep ones seem to help me no end. The regular ones are good for relaxing you and reducing stress levels, but that isn't enough, and these ones can help get a really solid few horus of sleep. They come in a tub or around 50 or so tablets for around the £3 mark, depending on where you get them from. The lid is not child proof, so be mindful of that. You can take just the one, or take 2 or 3 as per the instructions and depending on how much help you need with sleep.
I tend to take a couple, making sure I haven't had any caffeine too soon beforehand. If I have had a busy night and have needed caffeine to keep me going, then it's a bit harder, so I tend to have 3 before getting my head down. The tablets don't have a particularly strong taste, and it doesn't linger either. There is a slightly herbal aftertaste, but it's not unpleasant, and the tablets are small enough that they're easily swallowable as well.
I don't know whether there's a certain psychological element to it, but I find that taking a couple of these does result in me dropping off to sleep a lot quicker than otherwise. My alarm clock, or my wife or my son, wakes me up in the morning, and although I'm a little drowsy, this is mainly due to me not really being much of a morning person, to be honest. Whether I have gone to sleep early or not, working or not, alarm clock or not, I struggle with the first half hour of being awake. As the day progresses, after I have had some Kalms the night before, I don't myself still feeling the effects like I know some people have said they do. I do feel that I have had refreshing sleep in a natural way.
Another way I have used this is to combat the effects of jet lag. Last October, we went to Canada for a week, with no time either side for recuperation. I found myself wide awake at 3am once we landed, and on coming back was effectively at work when my body clock thought it was 3.30am. To counter act this, I took some Kalms sleep for the next few nights after getting back, and it made sure that I went to sleep at a decent hour as opposed to sitting there wide awake when I should really be asleep.
I have heard told that they're good if you do suffer from insomnia, although I couldn't comment on this. I use them when I know I need a good night's sleep, a deep sleep, and when jet lag may be an issue. For these purposes, I would recommend having a tub of these ready on hand, and they're a decent price for what they can give me, without breaking the bank. Recommended.