Onnit Melatonin Spray Review – Best Melatonin Supplement for Sleep?

Onnit Melatonin Spray Review – Best Melatonin Supplement for Sleep?

Cody: Hey all, it’s Cody from Sleepopolis
and today we’re taking a lot at the Instant Melatonin Spray from Onnit. Available in either mint or lavender flavor. These drowsy spritzes designed to knock you
out fast and keep you sleeping all night long. But do they actually work? Well, to find out I tested them for two weeks
and though I slept like a baby there was one major detractor that almost made these a no-go
for me. Curious to know what it is? Well you better keep on watching. [background music] Onnit launched in 2010, on a mission to help
its customers achieve Total Human Optimization. Yes, I know this sounds like the premise for
a really cheesy, ’80s Sci Fi flick, but what it basically means is that all the products
the company sells from its nutritional supplements, to its fitness gear, all the way up to its
workout apparel are designed to enhance every aspect of an individual’s life. Which could be really important for its key
demographic which are athletes and wellness enthusiasts. Like all the other supplements on this site
the Instant Melatonin Spray has been third-party tested by the Banned Substances Control Group Which basically ensures that it’s safe for
human consumption and free of any drugs that might show up on a performance test. Which again, could be really important for
those competitive athletes out there. I am super jazzed to try this product because
I’ve never tried a melatonin spray before. I’ve taken melatonin in tablets, pills and
oils. I’m very curious to see if this little spritz
is going to be just as effective as those other forms of melatonin have been for me
in the past. Before I get ahead of myself, let’s slow it
on down and talk about melatonin. Melatonin is the hormone in your body which
regulates the sleep/wake cycle. It is primarily produced in the pineal gland
which is located deep in the center of your brain. Now while a lot of folks don’t have any trouble
at all producing enough melatonin to secure many a night of peaceful slumber. Other people, like myself, need a little help
in the sleepy hormone department. That’s where supplements like this one from
Onnit come into play. The idea is that when you take an outside
source of melatonin and add it to your body’s own natural supply, you’re essentially increasing
its overall effectiveness. There’s been a lot of research done into this. Most of it’s been quite positive. Finding melatonin to be both effective and
safe for long-term use. However, there are some common side effects
associated with the treatment, including headaches, nausea, and grogginess the next day. To curb the worst of these side effects, most
medical professionals suggest only taking up to five milligrams of melatonin a night. The Onnit supplement operates well within
those parameters. As each recommended six spray dose has just
three milligrams of melatonin. According to the brand, there’s about 30 servings
in each bottle. If you’re taking it nightly, you’ll only need
to replenish your supply once a month. Onnit makes it super easy to do that because
at check-out you can essentially elect to setup automatic deliveries. Either bi-weekly, monthly, bi-monthly, or
quarterly. [knocking] [bell chime] I should also add that each bottle costs $11. Now that we’ve gone over the brand and touched
on the main ingredients in this product it’s time to get into my experience. Which I’m going to break down into three subcategories…falling
asleep, staying asleep, and the morning after. I decided to take the recommended six spray
dosage a night, which again, is three milligrams of melatonin. I’m about six feet tall, 165 pounds, and I’m
already familiar with melatonin. That felt like the right dosage for me. I did also take a few nights of three sprays
just to see if changing up the dosage would affect my experience at all. If you’re a lighter sleeper or maybe trying
out melatonin for the first time, I would suggest starting with two or three sprays
until you really get a hang of it, until you find the dosage that’s going to work for you. Before I get into my experience. I just have to say that though I am wearing
glasses and speaking with beautiful authority on this subject, I’m not a doctor nor am I
a medical professional. Everything I’m about to share with you is
based solely on my personal experience and may very well differ from your own. If you’re having sleep issues or want to try
sleep supplements for the first time, I highly recommend that you consult with a medical
professional before starting any new regime. Now let’s get down to my experience. [background music] First things first, I am the worst sleeper
in the world. I know that I’m exaggerating, but it feels
true when I’m trying to get to bed at night. My big problem is that as soon as my head
hits the pillow there are millions of thoughts buzzing around in me like flies. I can’t get them out of my mind. Whenever I’m trying a sleep supplement I’m
really interested to see if it’s going to help me fall asleep. I’m happy to report that the melatonin spray
from Onnit really helped me fall asleep. I mostly took, again, six sprays a night which
is three milligrams of melatonin. They’re really easy. Right as you’re getting down into bed, you
just pop open the lid, spritz, spritz, spritz, spritz, spritz, spritz into your mouth and
you’re good to go. As I mentioned up top, the sprays come in
this evergreen flavor and this lavender one. I loved the fresh mint. It was really refreshing. It felt really good in my mouth. It felt like a great gum or spearmint type
flavor, but this little lavender thing did not float my boat. I’m not sure if I’m just not into lavender
or if it was too floral for me, but the taste really didn’t work for me. These are both built with the same ingredients. If you have a preference flavor-wise, you
don’t have to worry about skimping out on the melatonin. If you want to choose the mint or if you want
to choose the lavender. Regardless, they’re going to help you fall
asleep. They did for me. Within 25 to 30 minutes, I could feel this
nice, gentle fog of relaxation sitting on my body. I was feeling relief on my shoulders, just
a general exhale of deep tranquility. I would say that I pretty much got to sleep
within 45 minutes of hitting the pillow. Which for me is huge improvement. Another big problem for me is staying asleep. Even if I can fall asleep, I often have trouble
sustaining that slumber over the course of a night. When I took the recommend six sprays here. I noticed that I slept the entire night, but
I did have this weird experience where I was having weird, surreal dreams. I wouldn’t say that they’re nightmares or
night terrors, but they definitely disturbed my sleep a little bit. I didn’t have them every night, but it was
enough for me to notice it as a detractor of this product. I would say that that’s pretty typical of
melatonin products. A lot of people have said that they’ve experienced
nightmares or nightmare-adjacent type dreams when they’ve taken melatonin. This isn’t necessarily about Onnit, but more
about the hormone itself. When I adjusted it to three sprays to see
if I could get over those nightmares, I noticed that those dreams did go away, but I didn’t
stay asleep as well. It’s going to be a trade off that you’ll have
to consider if you use this product. Finally, the morning after it. Here is where we get that major detractor
that I teased at the very beginning of this video. No matter the spray dosage I was taking here
I felt super groggy the next day. I felt as though I had huge weights on my
ankles and my wrists and it was really hard to get out of bed. Really hard to get my day started. Again, this doesn’t necessarily have anything
to do the Onnit melatonin spray. It’s really more a thing of melatonin. It’s one of those common side effects that
we talked about in the ingredients section of this video. If you find that you’re the kind of person
that really needs to get up and go, you may want to think twice before signing on to this
product. Now that we’ve gone over the brand, the ingredients,
and my experience. Let’s wrap up this little video with some
pros and cons. Starting with pros. The thing that I loved most about this spray
was how easy it is to use. If you’re not a pill person or feel weird
about dissolving tablets, using a melatonin spray could be really great for you. Additionally, I thought this spray was awesome
in getting me to fall asleep. Within 30 to 35 minutes, I was feeling this
luxurious fog of relaxation sitting all across my entire body. I felt like I got to sleep really fast no
matter the dosage I was using. Also, I love that you can set this up as a
subscription service. We’re all really busy, so it can be really
nice to set up automatic deliveries. I really liked that about this product. Now for some cons. Unfortunately, I really didn’t like the taste
of the lavender spray. As I mentioned up top there was a mint spray
and a lavender spray. While the mint was very refreshing and felt
great in my mouth. The lavender spray was not to my liking. If you like lavender, it may not be a problem
for you. Number two, the grogginess. No matter the dosage I took. I felt really hazy, really sluggish the next
day which could be a major problem for those of you who need to get up and go. All right folks, that about does it for my
review of the Instant Melatonin Spray from Onnit. If you want to know anything else about pillows,
blankets, sheets, mattresses, or anything else sleep related, make sure to follow Sleepopolis
on social media and subscribe to our YouTube channel. All right folks, until next time, happy dreaming.

13 thoughts on “Onnit Melatonin Spray Review – Best Melatonin Supplement for Sleep?

  1. Wow! I never tried a melatonin supplement at all. I dont like hearing about the side effects. I her headaches sometimes, and sleep often relieves it. So, I would be afraid to try it. Maybe i would try 2 like you suggested. I so love your calming voice though ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Looks like a great product for anyone looking for that. I have never had any luck with melatonin and gave up trying. The sprays do look interesting and lots of great info but the side effects are a bit scary

  3. I have tried other products with melatonin did not work. I would not like the side effects of use so I will try meditating.

  4. Melatonin has not been effective for me. The lavender sounds strange, but I would try out the mint. I don't like the side effects either. I take 100mg of Trazadone at night, which works most nights, but it takes longer than it should for most people.

  5. I've never heard of a melatonin spray, but the pills have worked wonders for my nephews. I'll have to ask them about the weird dreams and grogginess mentioned here…I do know they won't be going for that lavender either!

  6. I really like sprays (I already use a mint one as part of my sleep routine) and I love lavender so I'd be very interested in trying the lavender one, despite the morning grogginess (which I already have so am not too worried about).

  7. I've tried melatonin but it didn't work well for me. But I AM THE SAME WAY when it comes to my mind going crazy as soon as I close my eyes.

    I'm interested in the mint spray though.

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