To be fair to Kalms they probably weren't going to be any good for me. I have chronic insomnia and have since I was a child, my mother got me some Kalms to see if they would help but they did nothing. Kalms is not going to help in a situations like this, I found I may as well have been taking sugar pills for all the good they did me. They may be useful for people who usually sleep well but have the odd night where they have a little trouble drifting off. They have their good points, they are all natural and non addictive like prescribed sleeping pills, they can also be bought over the counter without a prescription.
If you are suffering from sleepless nights you should try a few things before trying any kind of sleeping aid. Stop drinking anything with caffeine, or at the very least drink it early in the day, try to relax for a few hours before bed, don't do exercise or anything stressful before bed, try listening to music, podcasts or audio books in bed to help you relax, read a book. Most importantly keep a routine, if you wake up at 8 one day and go to bed at 11 and then wake up at 12 and go to bed at 2 the next, your body clock is going to be completely messed up. Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day.
If this does not work then maybe try something like Kalms, but do not expect any miracles, it can only do so much. If the problem persists make sure to visit your GP.
Every now and again I do have problems in falling asleep. If I do manage to fall asleep then I will usually wake up during the night at some point and find that I cannot drop back off again. I decided to self medicate with some Kalms which are specifically made to be used to aid sleep. I decided on these instead of consulting with my GP as they are meant to be natural and also non addictive. I paid about four pounds for a glass jar with fifty small lilac coloured tablets. The recommended dosage is two to three about an hour before bedtime. The good thing about these is that I can still have a glass of wine before bed at the same time as they don''t clash. They are very easy to swallow as they are very small and they feel to me to be sugar coated so they slide really easily down the throat. They have no nasty side effects and when I wake the following day I don''t feel hung over or nauseated or even slightly groggy. They only help me to a degree, however, and I would imagine that if you are a true insomniac then these are not going to be the answer t all of your problems. They do help me to drift off gradually but then I have also been reading before bed, not using my PC and reading a book instead, so possibly it is the combination of all of these things which is improving the quality of my sleep, rather than then Kalms alone, I am not sure Either way, I would give them three stars as I do think I have benefited from taking them and I would recommend them.
A few months back I was having trouble getting to sleep at night, I would spend what seemed like hours lying in my bed staring at the ceiling, tossing and turning and constantly staring at the clock dreading when the morning comes, knowing I'd be like a zombie at work! I have not always had this problem, and I am not entirely sure why I was finding it hard to sleep, it could be due to stress, but honestly I couldn't really put my finger on it. So it came a time when I thought enough was enough and I had to see if there was any decent reliable herbal remedies on the market to help me sleep.
I had heard of kalms before, and had heard some good things about them from friends. I also saw quite a few adverts for the sleeping tablets on TV so I knew they were a well reputable herbal company. Therefore I was egger to try them out as I was literally tired of sleepless nights!
== PRICE ==
I purchased the Kalms Sleeping tables from my local chemist for around £3 for 50 tablets. There were a few different brands to choose from but I decided to stick to my first choice purely because Kalms seem to be a little more well known than the other brands.
== DESIGN ==
The bottle of tablets came packaged in a standout purple coloured cardboard packaging. The colour definitely managed to catch my eye when browsing the herbal section, and I personally think it is nice change from the boring plain coloured packaging seen with other brands.
Inside the packaging is a brown coloured glass bottle that enclosed the tablets. The purple theme is again matched by the purple coloured label printed on the bottle. Like all medicines this one also has a safety lid, preventing little hands from getting hold of the tablets.
== DOSAGE AND USE ==
The label clearly states that children over 12, adults and the elderly are directed to take a dosage of 3 or 4 tablets an hour before going to bed. The label also states not to operate heavy machinery or drive after taking these tablets which really is pretty obvious as they are aimed to cause drowsiness and sleep!
The tablets are a light purple colour and are very easy to swallow thanks to their small size. I remember taking 3 tablets an hour before bed and recall that it worked great for me, pretty much as soon as I placed my head on the pillow I could feel myself drowsing off into a nice sleep. From my experience I find that after taking these I has a much more thorough sleep without any tossing and turning or interruptions. They seemed to work quite effectively, when I originally got into bed after an hour taking these I didn't necessarily feel drowsy, but I fell a sleep within few minutes more or less after closing my eyes.
These are aimed at triggering sleep naturally thanks to its herbal ingredients and as a result I was thankful that I didn't have to worry about taking in any unneeded medication as I am one to only take medication only as a last resort.
I used these for a couple of weeks and found that it significantly improved my sleeping and also helped me feel a lot more refreshed in the morning. After a few weeks I decided to stop taking them as they are not designed for long term use, and thankfully I found that I was able to fall asleep quite easy and therefore I believe it really does help trigger a healthy sleeping pattern that continues even after stopping the tablets.
== CONCLUSION ==
Overall I found that these definitely worked wonders for me and really helped me get back into my sleeping routine fairly quickly. Therefore I would recommend giving these a try if you are having trouble sleeping at night.
"Kalms is an alternative herbal remedy which induces a feeling of refreshing sleep without causing drowsiness the next day".
My blood boiled with ire that Kalms marketing machine had the audacity to state my drowsiness health the next morning. I always feel drowsy when I awake! It is the after-effect of sleep. Unless, of course I've lived in a parallel universe where 'Kalm users 'spring up from their slumber like a 'Jack-in-a-box' - and do a fake stretch and squeaky yawn because 0.5188845 seconds ago, they were 'asleep.' How fake is that? In my world, sleep is deficient in quality and quantity. The two 'Q's' are vital when sleep enters the fray. My irk is that my two 'Q's' is as reliable as the Great Western train that calls at twenty obscure locations, none of them your destination and is on average, 18 minutes 44 seconds later than scheduled. What caps it off, you've got to queue. This is all manageable if you've had your recommended sleep allowance, - every daily tryst seems to be a smidgeon huffier and puffier than need be and this is due to sleep deprivation. Imagine if you've had an 18 per cent wage reduction, yet must still plough on regardless, thanks to the trappings of mort-gage ('mort' is death in French and 'gage' is a hand attire to signal combat; how relevant) - Kalms can resolve all of these discrepancies, overnight. Well, the manufacturer wants you to take them for at least seven days in duration, before any notable change. They're not a quick-fix option on par with an aspirin even. So, in real terms you're so darn fatigued your peeper-lids morph into heavy itchy coal-sacks; and through no actual alternative remedy, you'll drop off asleep wherever - with an embedded etching of your immediate environment left on your forehead as a reminder. Mine is Garamond print - forehead meets that font more than most; something about karma, I guess.
My aversion to herbals as in an alternative type of medicine is based on, defying medical logic. Why? Because the research is just root based and isn't credible, nor is the long white-coated scientists who adopt herbal-ism as a miracle formula for sleep deprivation - how wild are wild lettuce, when they're at home? Vegetation overruling sleep deprivation; well it sure ain't a knock-out blow, and my hunch is it is a placebo - attired up in blistered packaging for authentic purposes - The result of capitalism's strangle-hold of multi-billion pound pharma-corps. Today it is called 'Kalms' tomorrow the brand will be 'Yalms' - in several years it'll be 'Malks' - who are the moniker makers, who automatically tinker in 'sleepy-head' swirled bedtime text? I'm yawning just by observing it. One good thing, Kalms is harmless, unless of course you are under 12 years of age, pregnant, or breastfeeding. Then I assume a milky 'Horlicks' is the obvious option - or a Bertrand Russell book called; 'The Problems of Philosophy;' by the fourth paragraph you'll be viewing the text through Venetian Blinds; by the eighth paragraph the lids close like remote controlled garage doors. For those who stubbornly claim I never take pills regardless of ailment may become a victim of the placebo theorem. No doubt you will hear the words come out your mouth: "Now, that you mention it I do seem more relaxed after taking the three pill dosage." Yawn. Although for the pill-popper-junkie-who-pops-pills-at-the​-thought-of-an-ailment; not even the herbage of wild lettuce can muster a look-in amongst the 'pharma-concoctions' that permanently reside in your plasma. I'm the latter, Kalms does nothing. Nevertheless, it doesn't stop me from offering them to insomniacs. Eight out of ten recipients do state they slept better - albeit, the trials are generally void because alcohol may've played a part. I'm not going to give Valerian all the plaudits; on this premise, I'm stalling to send in my results to GlaxoSmithKline on the off-chance their laboratory agents in white-suits have already fathomed out alcohol and its properties. The big pharma-business will only re-create another appellation and re-sell it at 237 percent the production cost. Kalms is no different; Valerian is not a new drug that has been developed in the Kalm laboratory specifically for inducing fatigue-ness. You may experience early signs of fatigue right now at the end of this paragraph. You see, I have this affect on people, it'll make me rich one day, if only I knew how to bottle it.
Read it and sleep
Four pounds for fifty pills or read my reviews for free, the option is yours. I know what one I prefer. If you are below eighteen years of age detach yourselves from the little purple pills and get some doctor's advice before taking the minuet path to slumber-land - it is recommended that you take Kalms an hour or so before hitting the sack. Good luck to the non-pill-popping-insomniacs who dream of a good night sleep, Kalms could aid a good night sleep. For the rest of you read my reviews, doctor advice not required, but have a pillow handy, just in case.
"Kalms is a useless alternative herbal remedy which induces a feeling of irritable disappointment the next day, due to lack of sleep".
Some nights I'll lie in bed and be asleep within minutes but the last few weeks I've had some really restless nights where I've lay in bed tossing and turning and waking up throughout the night. I think I lie in bed thinking about the day and other issues and end up worrying about everything and anything which prevents me from being able to sleep. It's not every night but it's been becoming more frequent so I thought it was about time I tried something to help relax me of an evening before bed.
I wanted to try something over the counter because I didn't really want to end up taking powerful sleeping tablets incase I can't get up in the morning and they leave me groggy in the day. I've heard of Kalms being quite good as my daughter took them a couple of years ago so I thought I'd give them a try. The tablets are natural and contain Valerian, a herb which is meant to act as a gentle sedative. Rather than knocking you out, these tablets are meant to help you relax and fall into a natural sleep so you can wake up feeling refreshed and clear.
The tablets come in a dark purple box with stars and a moon on to show that they're meant for evening use. The Kalms logo is on the front of the box in big white letters with the slogan 'promotes refreshing natural sleep' below in white letters. Inside the box, the tablets are in a little glass jar with a child-prood lid which adds reassurance. There's an information leaflet with directions for use, side effects and other information inside the box. It says you should take the tablets after food an hour before you intend on going to bed. You can take three or four tablets, whole with water before bed. You're not supposed to use them if you're pregnant, breastfeeding or aged under 12 years.
The tablets are quite small and are coated making them a little bit easier to swallow. I opted to take three tablets at first as four seems like quite a lot and I was worried I'd end up sleeping for far too long. I tried to follow the instructions closely taking them about an hour before I went up. When I got into bed, I didn't really feel any more tired or drowsy but I felt more relaxed, like that feeling when you come out of a nice relaxing bath and you just want to veg out. I found that I slept much more restfully without waking up in the night which was lovely as I did feel a lot better in the morning when I woke up. I didn't feel groggy or tired in the morning but refreshed as the sleep was induced naturally rather than medically.
I've since taken these tablets for the last few night, three at a time as this is enough for me. Each night I've found it easier to doze off and have been able to rest much easier. I'm not sure if it's just the idea of the tablets that is making me sleep better, like a placebo affect or if they actually work because of the herbs that they contain. Either way, the desired effect is achieved and I've been getting better nights sleep because of them so I can't complain.
Kalms Sleep tablets can be bought from supermarkets like Asda and Tesco, pharmacies and from Boots which is where I got them from. You'll pay £3.69 for fifty tablets which is more than reasonable as they've worked really well for me. I'd really recommend them as they're quite cheap and they work well.
I'm not very good at switching off when it gets to bed time. It doesn't matter how tired my body is, my mind still has a marathon left to run whether it's what I need to do tomorrow or what I should have done differently today. I am the type of person who worries about worrying! For these reasons I thought I would give Kalms Sleep a go.
What does the product do?
The product has been created to promote a natural and refreshing sleep. The product contains the natural herb Valerian which has a sedative effect on the body and is an ingredient which has been used for thousands of years. It helps to relax the nervous system and it calms the mind. When taking the product should allow you to get a good night's sleep and wake up refreshed.
The tablets are to be taken whole and swallowed with water. You need to have eaten first so they shouldn't be taken on an empty stomach and the tablets should be taken one hour before you plan to go to bed. You can take up to four tablets in one go depending on how much help you need. It shouldn't be taken be those under the age of 12 and as it makes you drowsy, you obviously shouldn't use the product when driving or using machinery. It can't be taken by those who are pregnant or breast feeding.
Packaging and Price
The tablets come in a purple box with a moon on the front which is over the sea and there are stars in the sky. The tablets come loose within a brown coloured glass jar and the jar has a child proof lock on it so you need to push down and twist. The product will cost you around £3.50 for 50 tablets. They be bought from stores such as Boots, large supermarkets and also from a range of online websites.
The tablets are small and smooth so they are easy to swallow. They look just like the day Kalms but they have a slight purple tinge to them. They do have a smell which is hard to pinpoint and while it isn't lovely, it isn't horrible either. You shouldn't really be able to taste the tablets if you take them properly but if they do touch your tongue, the taste isn't an unpleasant one as they are coated. At first, it felt weird taking four tablets in one go but that it what you are instructed to do. As with all herbal remedies, sometimes the fact that you've taken a helping hand alone will help you sleep. It doesn't make me feel drowsy and they certainly don't knock you out. In fact I've carried on doing jobs that I've forgotten to finish before taking them and felt fine. Once you are settled down however, I do find myself falling asleep much more easily and quicker because my mind seems more settled.
All in all, this are not going to knock you out by any means and they won't help those with severe sleep problems but they do allow to go into a slightly more settled sleep and they allow me to fall asleep faster. Whether this is actually due to the tablets or to the placebo effect, I don't care! They help me to sleep and however they achieve this is fine with me.
I work shifts, including day and night shifts, and as such, sometimes my sleep pattern gets really confused and I just don't sleep very well. I have tried a number of medications, preparations and methods over the years to try to improve my ability to go to sleep when I need to. Once of the preparations I have tried is Calms Sleep tablets. These were recommended to me by colleagues who had got on very well with using Calms and so I thought they were definitely worth giving a try. I bought 50 tablets from Boots for the price of £3.49 - which equated to just 7p per tablet - which, if they worked, would be a fantastic price!
The tablets contain a natural ingredient called Valerian which is purported to be a natural sedative and so it encourages a sleep state. I do like the idea that it is a natural sedative because it meant that I wasn't putting anything synthetic into my body - and I felt like it was likely to be gentler and that there were likely to be less side effects.
It was suggested on the patient information on the Kalms I tried that you took 3 - 4 tablets a night and I thought this was a little much as I don't think anyone really likes to take tablets. I didn't like taking this many tablets in any one time because it kind of made it feel a little clinical. However, now there are Kalms One-a-night tablets - and I think this is a much better idea and, if you are going to try Kalms, then I would opt for this.
I didn't get on as well with the Kalms as I would have liked. While they did make me feel a little sleepy and groggy, I felt that they didn't actually make it any easier for me to fall asleep. The result of this was that although I became sleepier, it didn't actually help me to fall asleep - and so I would end up feeling more tired without any relief of this. I'm not saying that I wouldn't eventually fall asleep, because I would fall asleep eventually without the Kalms, but I'm simply saying that I didn't fall asleep any quicker with the Kalms. However, the Kalms did help me to sleep for longer, but this wasn't necessarily a good thing because it meant that if I didn't get very much sleep then I would find it even harder to wake up and feel on top of my game.
Overall, I personally didn't feel like Kalms helped me and I don't use them any more. However, I do have a lot of friends who swear by them and so I would still hold that they are worth giving them a try.
Like many people I have had trouble sleeping for a while now, after getting in to some very bad sleep patterns and watching TV late at night I have found it harder and harder to get to sleep at a normal hour.
I was introduced to Kalms Sleeping tablets about 6months ago and have used them daily for at least 4 months now, initially I didnt find much difference in using them however after 3-4 weeks of constant use I am starting to feel more relaxed at night and am beginning to get back in to a regular pattern.
Kalms are a herbal remedie which includes the main active ingredient Valerian.
Valerian has been used my many different people over 1000s of years and is known to promote sleep and encourage drowzyness without any side-effects the next day.
You can not overdoes as such on Kalms however are recommended to take no more than 4 tablets per night.
Kalms is definitely one product which can help improve sleep and encourage the body to get back in to a regular pattern which overall is medically proven to have drastic effects on the way that one may feel the next morning. However this product may not be suited for every user, it may be useful to contact a GP if you do not feel any physical relief after a couple of weeks of use.
In terms of pricing 50 tablets cost around £3 online (slightly more in high street retail stores) so on average if you took two a night it would cost you around £6 per month. However its not advised to use this sort of product on a longterm basis.
Thanks for reading.
Kalms sleep, not a product I can find in Ireland but however when I'm back in Scotland they are very easy to find. Sleeping pills can be very strong forms of medication and can be highly addictive (patients become dependent upon the medication to fall asleep and find it almost impossible to return to a natural sleep pattern). These are not the "traditional" form of sleeping pill. Kalms are a herbal sleeping "aid" it doesn't include any of the heavy sedating ingredients found in sleeping pills. This is the reason these appealed to me as I wound never consider taking strong medication to help me sleep as my sleep problem isn't that severe to begin with. As I mentioned in my earplug review, I am a light sleeper and the slightest noise can wake me. Once I'm awake I then find it impossible to get back to sleep. And the fact that my cats are having a party down stairs doesn't make it any easier.
I thought the dose seamed a bit strong at three to four pills before bed. There are fifty pills in the bottle but still four of them sounded a tad heavy handed to me. First night I took three, just to see if I needed the larger dose. The pills are of purple coloure and are somewhat on the large side. They are easy to swallow but I do take them with a glass of water as with any medication the more water the better.
They recommend not taking them on an empty stomach with normally means two hours after consuming food . That's fine by me as eating at night is the time food tastes at it's best. If I stay up all night which I regularly do as I'm a true night owl, I could literally eat the world. So I have a midnight snack then pop the pills then I'm off to my leaba ( that's Irish for bed, it's pronounced laba)
Lying there I couldn't feel much happening they certainly didn't have the sedative effect of "true" sleeping pills. I did feel relaxed but not sleepy, one I nodded off I did sleep well, but still woke up a few times as I normally would. So the following night I gave he full dose a go. I Had my snack, popped the pills and in to bed. That night was the very same as the one previous. Not wanting to give up I continued to take the full dose until the jar was gone and found that they helped with restful sleep but unlike sleeping pills they don't induce restful sleep. I have friends that use these and find they have a stronger effect on them, although I suspect a heavy does of placebo in those cases. But if it works for them then great. For me I have bought them again just to have them there if I'm finding it particularly hard to sleep and need a little relaxing help. But I think a warm mug of Horlicks has the very same cosy, comforting results as these and it tastes so much better.
Thanks for reading :0) 2night.
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For £3.98 + shipping for a box of 50
"Kalms Sleep is a herbal remedy that promotes natural, refreshing sleep without causing drowsiness the next day".
Having gone through a period of insomnia last year, I understand that not being able to sleep is incredibly frustrating. Lying in bed awake for hours on end can be extremely unpleasant and similarly debilitating. I remember not sleeping at all one night, and having to get up the next day before seven for work in the morning - not good.
As I didn't want to take prescription sleeping tablets, I bought some Kalms Sleep from Boots for £3.99 (50 pack) - I personally don't entirely trust homeopathic remedies, but I decided to give them a go nevertheless.
Ingredients & Dosage
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The main ingredient in Kalms is Valerian, which has been used for centuries as a natural sedative. Other ingredients include wild lettuce, passiflora, hops, and vervain - the text on the packet informs us that said ingredients are "formulated to medicinal standards to create an effective aid to getting a good night's sleep" - but does it work?
In terms of the dosage, it's suggested that you can take three to four tablets a night around an hour before you go to bed - although they are not suitable for anyone under 18. Personally I would take three rather then four, as I didn't want too much wild lettuce corsing through my system! :) The tablets are a purply colour and easy to swallow (you're not supposed to chew them) - they're quite tasty too, so I would frequently find myself sucking them for a little bit first!
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After taking Kalms, I felt no more sleepy than on the night's when I had gone without. However, within three nights of taking the tablets, my sleep pattern was greatly improved. Whether or not this was solely down to the Kalms is another matter, as I would also listen to relaxing music, and utilise other techniques I learned in order to drop off. What I can say is that the placebo effect certainly helped - it relaxed me knowing that I had taken something to resolve the issue, whether it was effective or not.
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For anyone who has trouble sleeping, it's certainly worth giving Kalms Sleep a go - just don't expect to pop a couple of these and instantly drop off. The best solution is to understand why you're not sleeping in the first place (yes, it's easier said than done in many cases) and aiming to resolve that particular issue - taking Kalms whilst you're figuring it out (in moderation of course) probably won't hurt. At £3.99, the tablets may sound like good value for money, but remember you take four of them at a time - so the fifty pack actually only equates to around twelve night's worth. Cautiously recommended.
On the whole I don't really have any problems sleeping but every now and again I seem to have a period of up to about 2 weeks where I just can't seem to get much sleep at all. It doesn't normally cause me too much trouble but if I have lots of early mornings it does leave me feeling really tired so I decided to give these Kalms Sleep tablets a try to see if they could help on the occasions when I need it. I picked up a bottle of 50 tablets for £4.18 in Boots.
They come in a box which had the bottle of tablets and a leaflet which tells you all you need to know about the tablets. The bottle is sealed so you know it hasn't been opened but it is easy to open with no silly 'child-safe' obstructions to getting into it.
The tablets are a funny blue-grey colour and they're nice small roundish tablets so they're pretty easy to swallow. They are sugar-coated so they taste nice enough that if you do take a while to get them down it's not a problem.
They are herbal tablets so they're not full of chemical nasties and are supposed to promote natural sleep. They should only be used for temporary relief from sleep disturbances, not for permanent insomnia, so if you do feel your situation is more permanent you shouldn't rely on these. You're supposed to take 3 or 4 tablets an hour before bedtime.
I have taken these now on several occasions, sometimes taking 3 and sometimes 4 and I can't say it makes any difference how many I take so I would just stick with taking 3 in future so that the bottle lasts longer. I do find they definitely help me to drift off more quickly during the times when I'm having difficulty sleeping and I probably drift off within 2 hours of going to bed whereas when I don't take them it can take 5 hours or more. However I find that I always wake up much sooner than I would like when I've used them, about 5 hours after getting to sleep, but I do feel well-rested and energetic even though I'm waking up earlier so overall I think they are helpful and effective.
I have very weird sleeping problems, sometimes I will fall asleep as soon as my head hits a pillow, but other nights I just lay there awake for most of the night trying to get comfortable.
Kalms Sleep is a herbal remedy that promotes natural sleep, without feeling drowsy the next day. The remedy comes in the form of a tablet and you can take three or four tablets a night, depending on how restless you are.
The main ingredient in the tablet is Valerian, this is a natural sedative which encourages sleep. Other ingredients include passiflora, wild lettuce, vervain and hops.
Kalms Sleep is available to buy over the counter, no prescription needed, and usually retails between £3 and £4 for 50 tablets.
I am doing a little reading on the Kalms website and it does state that 'Kalms Sleep may cause drowsiness, so you shouldn't drive or operate tools or machinery while you are using it'. However, the website also states that the tablets do not leave you feeling drowsy the next day. It may be worth asking the pharmacist when purchasing these if you are recommended to drive etc the following day.
Kalms also state that you should consult a doctor is symptoms worsen or do not improve after 7 days.
I am ashamed to admit it, but I never read the information leaflet when I started taking these so some of the information included above is pretty new to me.
As I do with most tablets, I just assumed that you could only take two at a time. So whenever I am feeling restless I take two and that seems to be more than enough for me. They do not work instantly and I tend be asleep with in 45 minutes to an hour of taking one of the tablets. I am quite happy with this as the extra hour means nothing if I get some sleep.
Although the warning on the website has confused me with regards to drowsiness, I always feel bright the next morning and never drowsy so I feel that they live up to their claims in this department. As I said before though, I would recommend looking into it if you drive or work with tools and machinery.
The price for these may seem a little steep for 50 tablets as they say take 3 to 4 a day, however, as I said, I only take two a night which would give me 25 nights out of the bottle. This is plenty for me as I probably use them once or twice a week so a bottle lasts me a couple of months. However, if you take 3 or 4 tablets every night, this is going to be quite expensive.
Overall, I am very happy with the Kalms Sleep tablets as they give me relief from restlessness and help me get a good night's kip! I would definately recommend these!!
I don't have any problems falling asleep at all, but I do have very restless nights, with fitfull sleep and energetic dreams. I never ever felt refreshed in the morning and often felt like I'd run a marathon even after 9 hours sleep.
I decided I need something to turn my brain off at night, and a work colleague recommended Kalms, as she had taken them leading up to her wedding and thought they were brilliant.
The recommended dose on the bottle is 3-4 tablets an hour before bed, but I'm quite a light-weight when it comes to sedatives or alcohol, so I opted to just try 2 tabs. Worked a treat! I could feel my head just 'lightened' and I had the first good nights sleep I've had in ages.
Looking forward to going to bed tonight - I've got a lot of 'brain rest' to catch up on. Might even get really daring and try 3 tabs! WOO!
From time to time have trouble sleeping be it the stress of work or just little things which seem irrevelant in the day but keep me anxious for hours at night. Anway with many sleepless nights beginning to get me down I thought it was time I took action and so picked up some Kalms from my local bargain shop for £4.
Kalms are designed to promote a natural, refreshing sleep or so it says on the box. Kalms contain active ingreidients Valerian. Used for thousands of years as natural sedative, valerian, passiflora, wild lettuce, vervain and hops, none of which I had heard of before but I thought it was worth ago. The recommended dose for Kalms is is 3 to 4 tablets a night which I think when you are taking them seems quite alot but I took 4 anyway because I really wanted to sleep anyway the Kalms I found did make me feel a little drowsy and I did seem to drop off quicker than normal though I still woke up in the middle of the night fretting but I did find I fell back to sleep quicker than normal.
Now Kalms claim that they will not make you drowsy the next day but I actually found that they did I was struggling as much as I usually would if not more to get my head off the pillow the next day I had a slight headache as well which was not good.
If sleep problems persist you are advised to see a doctor and not take these for more than 7 days personally I wouldn't use them again because I did not like the day after effect and my sleepness nights do tend to pass after a week and I have found exercising helps me more so 2 stars for this from me as they did help me to fall asleep.
Since my operation I have been having a bit of trouble sleeping one of my friends suggested Kalms sleep as they work wonders for her. I was a bit unsure about herbal remedies and I was sure they wouldn't help but I was willing to give anything ago.
I brought these from boots no need for a prescription. They retail between £4 - £5 for 50 tablets. I decided to try them that night as I was in real need of a decent sleep so i followed the instructions on the back of the bottle. This told me to take 3-4 tablets around 1 hour before i went to bed. It tells me there recommended for 18 years plus not to take them on a empty stomach and to read the ingredients first to check I'm not allergic. Also it tells me to consult my doctor if symptoms of not sleeping persist for more than 4 weeks and something that made me giggle it tells you not to drive or operate machinery as they may make you sleepy.
My usual pattern since my operation is go to be around 1am but toss and turn till around 3am and back up at 6 am. So any improvement on this would be so much better.
So as instructed around 10 pm I took 4 tablets and around 20 minutes I started feeling tired. I got ready for bed then about 11 went to lay down. That was it all I could remember until 4.30 am when little man woke me up. I felt sort of like I had a hangover from drinking but just very lightly. I fed little man and then slept until 8 am where my partner let me have a lie in. The next night I repeated the same but this time slept through the whole of the night as little man slept through.
Although I believe they work wonders and give me the good night sleep that I need there are 2 downsides.When I awake in the morning I feel sluggish and have a headache. Also i suppose it could be very easy to rely on them to sleep. I have decided to use them occasionally when I'm in need of a decent nights sleep and would recommend them to anyone that needs them for the same purpose. Although i see from the reviews on here they seem to affect each person differently.
Kalms Sleep promotes a refreshing night's sleep and will help to restore normal sleep patterns. It is completely natural, containing a blend of herbs traditionally used for their sedative action known to be particularly effective in the case of sleep disorders.