Los Angeles, California
“One of the most commanding roles sleep has is its ability to dictate our hormonal balance—from hormones that control appetite to hormones that help us manage stress, replenish cells, heal and fight infections, utilize energy efficiently, control weight, renew skin and bones, lower risk factors for heart disease and stroke, sharpen our planning and memory skills, improve concentration, and return organ and tissue function to more youthful states.“ – David Agus, The Lucky Years
I’ve always had issues with falling asleep. I’ve proudly beaten other challenges in my life but sleep is one that remains a struggle – it’s the biggest risk I have to my health and my business. When Vicks ZzzQuil reached out to me and asked me to give their latest sleep product a try, I had to laugh. ZzzQuil has been in my war chest for years! When I learned ZzzQuil was incorporating some of my favorite natural sleep remedies, Melatonin, Lavender and Chamomile into their new product, ZzzQuil™ PURE Zzzs™ Melatonin Gummies, I was curious to try them out.
They first asked me a couple of questions.
1). Could I be honest? And as most of my community and followers know, honesty and authenticity isn’t a problem!
2). Could I be honest about what’s keeping me up at night? I thought, ‘Yes, there are a few things keeping me up at night!’ At my age, I’ve faced many hardships and I still juggle many roles. I run a fabulous global community of more than 5,000 women; host a talk show; head a Media Production company; lead 3 social service campaigns reaching over 10 million followers…oh, and work for a nutrition company!
As Dr. Phil would say…”How’s that working for you?” Well, quite honestly, a lot better with the latest ZzzQuil PURE Zzzs Melatonin Gummies. I prefer the ease of the gummies and they’re a great drug-free alternative to other sleep aids. ZzzQuil PURE Zzzs Melatonin Gummies utilize melatonin, chamomile, and lavender.
Melatonin is a natural hormone produced by the pineal gland, which controls your sleep and wake cycles – it’s a critical hormone and absolutely necessary for sleep. For those that didn’t know, spending time on your cell phone or laptop before bed doesn’t help matters as the blue light emitted has an enormous impact on our natural ability to produce melatonin. Testing out ZzzQuil PURE Zzzs Melatonin Gummies was also a delight for the senses. With a delicious Wildberry Vanilla flavor, the gummies taste like a treat. Each gummy provides 1 mg of melatonin, and you can take up to 2 per night.
I happily took 2 gummies and then used the delightful Vicks® PURE Zzzs ™ Soothing Aromatherapy Balm. Combined with a blend of essential oils, lavender, and chamomile, this is a wonderful addition to my nighttime routine. Essential oils are always by my bedside, and the lavender and chamomile scents can calm and relax my overactive brain. I absolutely loved the scent and the opportunity for some extra self-care.
My nighttime routine usually includes a warm cup of herbal tea, rubbing the Vicks PURE Zzzs Soothing Aromatherapy Balm on my chest, reading a good old fashioned book, adding a sleep mask (to block out light and increase melatonin naturally) and always ending with some prayer and meditation.
My racing mind is pretty normal these days and having a soothing nighttime routine – especially one that allows me to wake with no next-day grogginess – helps when it comes to transitioning from a busy day into a relaxing evening. I was surprised to find that the very first night I added the new ZzzQuil PURE Zzzs Melatonin Gummies into my nighttime routine, I not only fell asleep faster, I slept soundly. I’m used to waking at 3 am, and was pretty surprised that I actually slept through the night! This was incredibly helpful as my typical day begins at 6 AM and doesn’t usually end until at least 10 PM (I know, I know…to change the world…bed by 10 PM!).
As I mentioned earlier, I couldn’t do what I do without sleep! I have a deep appreciation for good sleep and sometimes wish I could spend an entire week in bed, refueling and relaxing. I don’t quite know what I would do without ZzzQuil on those occasional sleepless nights, and I’m grateful I don’t have to! It certainly helps me fall asleep fast and in as little as 20 minutes! In addition, another great addition to my nighttime routine was the Vicks PURE Zzzs Soothing Aromatherapy Balm. The soothing chamomile and lavender scents provided some much-needed relaxation after a stressful day.
I’ll certainly be adding the latest Vicks ZzzQuil products into my nighttime routine. Lavender and chamomile are an added bonus and a reminder for some extra self-care. I’m glad to confirm that ZzzQuil PURE Zzzs Melatonin Gummies helped me fall asleep naturally and wake up with no next day grogginess*. The Vicks Soothing Aromatherapy Balm helped me wind down with its relaxing lavender scents. The more ZZZ’s I can get, the better!
This changing the world thing isn’t easy. What I know for sure…you can’t change the world without sleep. Night night, fierce beauties…and sweet dreams!