Product Name: Performance Lab Sleep
Product Description: Performance Lab Sleep is a nootropic supplement for improving sleep.
Performance Lab Sleep is a natural, restful sleep promoter, which helps you in case of insomnia, the tension in the body, or when your wondering mind doesn’t allow you to fall asleep. But is this nootropic stack effective? Let’s check out my full Performance Lab Sleep review.
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Performance Lab Sleep Review
Performance Lab Sleep is a nootropic supplement that promotes restful sleep.
It’s not the first such a product on the market, but this particular product is very well-formulated, and it delivers plenty of benefits.
The main question is: Does Performance Lab Sleep work?
And if yes, should you consider supplementing it?
Before I answer the questions, let me ask you:
- Do you have issues with insomnia?
- You can’t shut down your mind when you lie down to sleep at night?
- Do dreams (nightmares) bother you?
At some point in my life, I answered all those questions with YES. Then I started trying out different food supplements, but nothing really worked for me.
The biggest issue I had was that sometimes I lied in the bed eyes wide open and thoughts circulating in my head like a washing machine. No kidding.
I just couldn’t figure out how to shut off my brains. Then I came across Performance Lab Sleep.
Before I share my experience with Performance Lab Sleep, let’s see what does Performance Lab Sleep does to our body and brain.
Firstly, as I mentioned before, it promotes restful sleep. This is also important for healthy cell regeneration, and of course peak daytime functioning.
Secondly, its formula soothes the nervous system, musculoskeletal system, and brain.
What does that mean? To simplify, it helps to encourage sleep onset, which means it does not allow your mind to wander around, and it extends deep sleep phases.
Thirdly, it supports circadian rhythm.
This importantly improves the quality of your sleep since your body takes a really deep rest.
But does it work?
My Experience With Performance Lab Sleep
The easiest way to test this supplement is to take the recommended dose (2-4 capsules) one hour before sleep.
And guess what – I’ve been testing this supplement for about 2 weeks.
Here is what I’ve done:
- I took 2 capsules a couple of days in a row (appr. 1 hour before sleep)
- I increased the dose to 4 capsules (again, I took them 1 hour before sleep)
- I took 4 capsules, but just about 15 min before sleep
And here is what happened:
To be completely honest, I couldn’t feel a big difference when taking 2 capsules 1 hour before sleep. There were days that I had a great sleep, and there were other days that I could sleep better.
In general, I was satisfied, but I’d say just not enough…
For this test, I didn’t use my sleep tracker just to try to see how I felt. However, I’m planning to do another test using my sleep tracker.
Anyhow, after a couple of days I increased the dose to 4 capsules (which gives you the 400 mg of magnesium – the max. daily recommended dose), and that was much, much better.
I’m used to taking 300 – 400 mg of magnesium/day (for relaxation or after crushing it in the gym), so I expected much better results.
Out of 7 night, I slept extremely good for 6 days. There was only 1 night that it could have been better, but I’ve also watched a movie just before sleeping, so this could contribute to worse sleep.
What I noticed during my test period:
When you take Performance Lab Sleep, don’t expect it’ll wipe you out from the day, make you asleep for 8 hours, and then you’ll magically wake up with tons of energy and motivation.
This is a supplement, not a sleeping pill.
However, what I noticed is that I got more relaxed after taking 3-4 capsules. Your body relaxes, your brain calms down, and you feel like going to bed soon.
Another thing that I noticed (similar to when I was taking a Gaba supplement) that I rarely had nightmares (it happened once in the 14 days period). Usually, it happens at least twice per week.
Last but not least, even without tracking sleep cycles, I woke up fully energized most of the days.
And this is a valuable insight. Because it’s quite a difference if you need another hour after you wake up before you get yourself in order, or is it happens “instantly.”
It’s great. I didn’t expect much from the product, because there are so many “similar” products on the market that didn’t do anything when I tested them.
Performance Lab Sleep is not a limitless pill, but definitely a nice addon to your daily nootropic stack.
It should relax you in the evening, ensure better sleep, and provide more energy the day after.
Performance Lab Sleep Ingredients
Performance Lab Sleep’s formula is open-sourced and is suitable for vegans. It is allergen-free, non-GMO, and free of all kinds of synthetic additives or banned substances.
The formula contains:
- Magnesium, 100 mg
- Montmorency Tart Cherry, 500 mg
- L-Tryptophan, 250 mg
Magnesium is an essential mineral that plays a role in different crucial life-sustaining bioactivities. One of its functions includes supporting falling asleep and also staying asleep during the night.
Magnesium calms excitable nervous system impulses, supports muscle relaxation, which helps you to fall asleep faster, it keeps blood pressure healthy, and the heart rhythm steady. 
Relevant research from the US showed that people aren’t eating enough Magnesium-enriched food. Magnesium deficiency is linked to many sleep problems and also health problems in general, such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers.
Low Magnesium appears to be a risk factor for osteoporosis as well. 
So as you can see, Magnesium isn’t essential just for our good night sleep, but also for our overall health.
MONTMORENCY TART CHERRY
Montmorency tart cherry is one of the richest natural sources of melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone, produced by the pineal gland.
How does it work? It regulates the circadian rhythm. Because of melatonin and its sleep-improving effects, it is very important to sleep in complete darkness (no lights on) because darkness stimulates melatonin release.
After melatonin’s release, our body gets some kinds of sedative, sleep-enhancing signals. Light, on the other hand, signals the body and our brain that it’s time to wake up. 
So think twice about sleeping with lights on.
But why is melatonin supplementation even more important?
Supplementing melatonin betters our sleep-wake cycle. How?
It helps us to fall asleep faster and maintains stable sleep patterns. It also helps us not to get bothered by the possible light of our electronic devices in the room.
L-Tryptophan is an essential amino acid, which means your body can’t make it, and it must be acquired through food.
After absorbing L-Tryptophan, our bodies convert it to 5-HTP, which then turns into serotonin, melatonin and vitamin B6.
To clarify, serotonin is a vital brain chemical responsible for positive mood, relaxation, and sleep. So as L-Tryptophan promotes the synthesis of these sleep-supportive brain chemicals, this appears in a brighter mood in the daytime, calmness at bedtime and normal circadian rhythm to maintain healthy sleep patterns in the long run. 
Magnesium plays a vital role in the conversion of L-Tryptophan to serotonin. L-Tryptophan, on the other hand, works together with tart cherry raises serotonin levels, which stimulate the pineal gland’s production of melatonin.
Performance Lab Sleep Side Effects
Performance Lab Sleep is promised to be safe for long-term daily use. Moreover, it is recommended taking it daily and be persistent for better and longer positive effects.
I experienced no adverse side effects when taking Performance Lab Sleep. The dosage of all ingredients is appropriate according to clinical research. 
However, I always stress the importance of staying on the safe side.
That is why I recommended cycling just like with other nootropic stacks. I do recommend following my formula 5/2 – staying 5 days on and 2 days off.
Performance Lab Sleep Dosage
It is recommended to take 2-4 capsules approximately 1 hour before bed.
I suggest starting with two capsules and see how this works for you and then increase the dose to 3 or 4 capsules if necessary.
As with the whole Performance Lab line of nootropic stacks, it is recommended to use Performance Lab Sleep daily and consistently. But don’t forget about cycling.
Where To Buy Performance Lab Sleep?
To sum up the effects of Performance Lab Sleep:
- It supports a calm mind
- It maintains deep sleep, helps to reduce aches or involuntary limb movements
- It calms the central nervous system and relaxes muscles
If you have troubles sleeping, if you cannot calm your thoughtful mind or if you often feel the tension in your body and muscles, I really recommend trying this product.
As with the whole Performance Lab line, you can order a single box of Performance Lab Sleep, or you can order 2 or 3 boxes and save some money.
Frequently asked questions
1. How to take Performance Lab Sleep?
Take 2-4 capsules 45-60 min before bedtime. It is recommended to take Performance Lab Sleep daily and consistently. But again, don’t forget about cycling.
2. Where is Performance Lab Sleep made?
OptiNutra, which makes the Performance Lab Sleep, is a company based in the UK. However, the supplement is produced in the US.
Grega Gostincar, MSc, is the founder of Your Inception. He has been researching, testing, and experimenting with nootropics since 2015. Greg, a certified expert in nutrition and brain biohacking from Emory University, is one of the most recognized researchers in the field of nootropics.