2. My Experience With Performance Lab Sleep
The easiest way to test this supplement is to take the recommended dose (2-4 capsules) 1 hour before sleep.
And guess what – I’ve been testing this supplement for about 2 weeks.
Performance Lab Sleep Review
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 actually 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 an important 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.