Um… This Sleep-Inducing Drink Knocks Me Out in 10 Minutes, Every Time

I have a long, infuriating history with insomnia. I got it from my mama: Science shows that the condition is often hereditary, and my mom and I have commiserated over our perpetual fatigue since I was a teenager. But though I've tried many things that have marginally improved my sleep hygiene—a clear-cut wake schedule, breathing exercises, and herbal remedies, to name a few—dozing off in a timely manner is still a nightly struggle. It typically takes me a minimum of 40 minutes, usually longer. (For context, it's considered "normal" to fall asleep in the 10- to 20-minute range.)




That's why it's nothing short of miraculous that I've logged eight hours of deep, uninterrupted sleep for the past 10 nights, all thanks to a new-to-me supplement that, quite frankly, my co-workers had to convince me to try at all. (I swore off potential sleep remedies after the cycle of false hope proved even more exhausting than the insomnia itself.) Som is a drink that contains a potent blend of natural sleep-inducing ingredients. The promise: Drink it 30 minutes before you plan on going to bed, and you'll be on an express ride to dreamland.