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Reviews - Sleep Aids
Avinol PM
avinol pm sleep aid
Avinol PM was the most effective sleep aid tested by the Product-Critic review panel. Avinol PM contains melatonin and 5-HTP for uninterrupted bed rest and improved sleep. Developed by Advanced Nutraceuticals, LLC, Avinol PM is available through a Free Trial promotion.
melatrol sleep
Melatrol Natural Sleep Aid is a mild sedative that targets occasional sleeplessness and nightly tossing and turning. This product contains valerian root, melatonin, and Relora, a dietary supplement intended for stress.
oxysleep sleeping pill
OxySleep Natural Sleep Aid is an herbal supplement product that contains melatonin. OxySleep works to reduce sleep onset latency, which is the length of time it takes to transition from full wakefulness to light sleep.
somnatrol sleep aid
Somnatrol is a sleep aid specifically designed to relieve insomnia. Somnatrol is developed by Sterling Grant Laboratories and contains vitamin B6, valerian root, tryptophan, melatonin, chamomile flower, and other natural ingredients.
alteril herbal sleep
Alteril is an herbal sleep supplement developed by Biotab Nutraceuticals, Inc. This supplement contains L-tryptophan and melatonin but produces minimal sedative effects.
Dream Elements
Dream Elements
Are you having problems getting to sleep at night? Dream Elements Sleep Pillow Spray makes sure you're drifting off to dreamland in an environment that is ideally crafted for the best possible rest.
Dream Elements Anti Blue Light Glasses
Are you having problems getting to sleep at night? Dream Elements anti blue light glasses help block excess blue light exposure so that your body can sleep better and feel more rested. They are also useful for preventing eye strain symptoms.

Our modern society is constantly in motion, and modern Americans stay up long hours attempting to balance the demands of work, home and community life. Downtime is often overlooked, resulting in poor sleeping habits.

With the help of a consulting sleep doctor (board-certified by the American Academy of Sleep), Product-Critic issued trial samples for 60 volunteers to test five of the leading herbal sleep aids currently on the market.

The length of the test panel varied based on how long it takes for each product to start showing improvement, which varied from two weeks to just over two months. Product-Critic tested each product for their effectiveness in treating the following sleep-related problems: insomnia (not being able to go to sleep and/or waking up in the middle of the night), narcolepsy (oversleeping), and restless leg syndrome (troubled sleep).

  • Insomnia - Not being able to go to sleep and/or waking up in the middle of the night.
  • Narcolepsy - Which includes oversleeping and excessive daytime sleepiness.
  • Troubled Sleep - Typically caused by stress, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and/or periodic limb movement disorder.

As each test was conducted, the difference in each product's effectiveness at improving overall sleep quality was apparent. The best sleep aid was clear:

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Avinol PM

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Avinol PM, Natural Sleep Aid

Rated: 94 out of 100

Avinol PM is an herbal sleep aid that is currently available through a free trial promotion. A two week consumer survey panel was conducted for Avinol PM, which resulted in highly positive consumer feedback. Avinol PM is currently Product-Critic's top-rated sleeping supplement, due to the product's impressive 94% consumer satisfaction rate. Consumers stated that Avinol PM greatly improved the quality of their sleep by reducing the amount of time it took to fall asleep and preventing sleep interruptions (waking up) in the middle of the night.

At the end of the product trial, 56 of the 60 men and women who volunteered to sample Avinol PM reported improved overall sleep over time, in addition to feeling alert and well-rested upon waking and throughout the course of their day.

The Product-Critic review team unanimously agrees that Avinol PM is our site's #1 ranked sleep aid and one of the best natural sleep supplements available on the market. To anyone interested in getting better, deeper sleep without taking risky narcotics, Avinol PM is undoubtedly a Must Buy rest aid.

Melatrol Sleep Support Capsules

Apart from Avinol PM, Melatrol produced the second highest consumer satisfaction rate out of all the sleep aids reviewed by our test panel.

The men and women who tried Melatrol reported having sound, deeper sleep, without late night interruptions to their sleep cycle. One volunteer stated, "I haven't slept this deeply in years! Normally when I wake I feel stiff and achy, as if I haven't slept at all. And it usually takes me forever to fall asleep at night. But after using Melatrol for a few weeks, I was definitely starting to feel better and fall asleep quicker. I still have a little trouble getting up in the morning, but at least my sleep has gotten much, much better."

Most of the volunteers on the Product-Critic review panel were pleased with Melatrol and their individual results. Several even stated that they would consider using Melatrol again when they have trouble sleeping, and have even recommended this sleep aid to some of their friends.

Despite this product's obvious success at treating insomnia, Melatrol is a Tentative Buy in our book due to the morning lingering grogginess this sleep aid experienced by most of consumer panel participants. Nonetheless, Melatrol is still a fantastic supplement that is sure to help you get a better night's rest.

OxySleep Natural Sleep Aid

OxySleep Natural Sleep Aid is third on the Product-Critic list of herbal sleeping supplements.

Several participants who tried OxySleep in our consumer panel experienced deeper, undisturbed sleep. However, many still complained about stiffness upon waking, as well as restless tossing and turning in their sleep. The consumer panel volunteers also informed Product-Critic that it takes several tablets (an average of two to three a night) to fall asleep, instead of the recommended dosage of one tablet per night.

Despite these complaints against the product, Product-Critic nonetheless awarded OxySleep with a Tentative Buy rating as a sleep aid, since the majority of the test panel still experienced improved overall bed rest.


Sterling Grant Laboratories, the makers of Somnatrol, claim that their sleep aid is the best sleeping supplement on the market. This is because Somnatrol allegedly treats anxiety symptoms in addition to your insomnia, in order to clear your mind from stressful thoughts before falling asleep. Reducing your nighttime anxiety should rest in deeper, untroubled sleep.

Unfortunately, Somnatrol simply failed to live up to their claims and our consumer test panel's expectations. Somnatrol's sedative effects are mild at best, and to make things worse, the product emits a foul smell that lingers even after resealing the bottle.

As a result of our largely negative consumer feedback for this product, we rated Somnatrol as a Do Not Buy sleep supplement.

Alteril Sleep Aid

Created by Biotab Nutraceuticals, Inc., Alteril Sleep Aid is an oral sedative that contains tryptophan and melatonin. This product claims to gently sedate you into deep, sound sleep by simply taking one tablet one hour before bed. However, Product-Critic's consumer feedback for Alteril was resoundingly negative.

According to one volunteer, "Alteril is a complete waste of time and money. I took one Alteril tablet every night, and every night I woke up in the middle of the night or tossed and turned. Sure, I fell asleep faster, but the product just flat out couldn't help me stay asleep. And that's the only reason I need a sleep aid in the first place."

Over 46% of the Product-Critic test panel volunteers were disappointed by their Alteril results, most of which agreed that they would never use Alteril again. As a sleep aid, a 54% consumer satisfaction rate just doesn't cut it for our review board, so Product-Critic gives Alteril an unwavering Do Not Buy rating due to its poor quality and overall ineffectiveness as an herbal sleeping supplement.