Product Type: Kalms medicinal products
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It Certainly Kalmed My Dreaded Sleepless Nights
Member Name: daniella2202
Advantages: They worked ! They are reasonably priced and promote a natural nights sleep .
Disadvantages: None for me
---- So what is Kalms Night? ----
It is a herbal remedy of Valerian Root Extract 500mg in one tablet. Each tablet is approximately just over 1cm in length and are white coated tablets. It is for somebody who temporary sleeping problems. One of these tablets should be taken around half an hour to an hour prior to sleep at night. I wouldn't recommend taking them during the day if you are wanting an afternoon nap, they are supposed to be for a full night's sleep. The instructions state that an additional tablet can be taken earlier on in the evening as well if required but I do not think it would be needed. I just think that if these work with helping my disturbed night's sleep nearly just as well as sleeping tablets given by the doctor using just one tablet then they are doing their job and two tablets are not required.
---- Packaging -----
Kalms Night come in a blue box that has a picture of a moon on. At the top of the box it states that they are new and that they are 'One-A-Night' which is what is new about them. Kalms have used Valerian Root Extract in their previous herbal sleeping tablets but it was in a smaller amount to 500mg which is why more tablets were required to take.
---- Who should not take Kalms Night? ----
Anybody who is pregnant or breast feeding or anybody who is allergic to Valerian Root Extract (which is obvious I know). It also states on the instructions that they should not be taken alongside large amounts of alcohol possible because after alcohol intake it can make you drowsier anyway once your head hits the pillow. Kalms Night should not be taken prior to driving either for safety reasons. However, I do not think that these tablets are strong enough to make you fall asleep at the wheel. They are not like sleeping tablets that more or less knock you out for the night. These just relax you and seem to make me drop off into a natural sleep. It can be argued that these are just psychological that if you think you have taken something then it might make you fall asleep knowing that. But since I am doing a Psychology degree I do always think about that sort of thing and I do think that these Kalms Night are particularly more effective than the regular Kalms or Nytol that contain a lot less in quantity of the particular herbal plant extract.
----- Any side effects? ----
Kalms instructions state that like anything it can cause side effects. If sickness or abdominal cramps are experienced then a doctor should be contacted. I experienced no such side effects though.
---- So what happened after I had taken a Kalms Night for the first time? -----
The first thing I noticed when I took the tablet out of the strip was that it smelt quite strange (not a nice smell anyway). I thought that perhaps it might leave a horrible taste after swallowing like sleeping tablets from the doctor do but it didn't. I took the tablet about 40 minutes prior to sleep and just read a book in bed. After having seen a doctor I know that they do not recommend watching television or using a computer before you go to sleep. A book tends to make me sleepy anyway but once I turn my light off I tend to be somebody that can think for hours about rubbish. But these tablets literally did just send me off straight into sleep. I do not remember thinking about things prior to going to sleep. I woke up at 8.30pm (it was my day off from work which was why I had chosen to take it for the first time that previous night). I was still quite drowsy when I woke up and I found it harder than usual to get up and out of bed. Once I was up and showered and dressed I was absolutely fine, like normal. What I was amazed about after trying Kalms Night was that I had slept the entire night without waking up at all which is extremely rare for me. I usually wake up about 5am, then 6am, then 7am and again until I get up out of bed. It was so nice not to have had that disturbed sleep. So I really was very impressed with these tablets. From my experience of sleeping tablets given from the doctor these were the second best tablets that I have tried and like I previously said I literally tried anything and everything from Boots in the herbal sleeping range.
---- Price ----
I bought three packs of 21 tablets which consisted of three strips of 7 tablets in each pack. I bought three packs simply because it was on three for two in Boots. A pack of 21 tablets costs £5.10. Boots still have their 3 for 2 on these at the moment so that is £10.20 for 63 tablets which is not a lot if they do the trick! They also do pack sizes in 14s, 28s, 42s and 56s.
---- Overall ----
These tablets have been a fantastic finding. I just wish they had sold them two years ago when my problems started with not being able to sleep. I would recommend these to anybody that either wakes up a lot during the night or for somebody who finds it is difficult to get off to sleep to begin with. I would not recommend these to somebody who feels they just want to try a herbal remedy. The thing is not to create a problem with sleep when there isn't one. Believe me not being able to sleep is one of the worst things! I find it is worse than being poorly during the day. Kalms certainly calmed or should I say kalmed my dreaded nights of sleep into quite peaceful undisturbed sleep. These are a safer way to relieve disturbed sleep rather than sleeping tablets from the doctor which can be quite addictive. Kalms Night do state on the box that they are for temporary sleep disturbances which I suppose it is trying to state that they should still not be used on a long term basis so as not to allow you to become dependent on them. I tend to take one a week, or a few in a particularly bad week of the month. But I certainly will not become dependent on them in any shape or form. I saw my mum get addicted to sleeping tablets from the doctor about four years ago (she is thankfully off them now) but it was not a good state to be in knowing that you can only sleep if you take a tablet. Natural sleep is far better and Kalms Night is the closest you will get to using something natural to promote a natural sleep.
Summary: Herbal sleeping tablets that work!!
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