Does TryptoNite Really Work?

Does it realy work?

Does Tryptonite work?TryptoNite is a sleep aid that uses tryptophan as the active ingredient, the chemical that’s in turkey that makes you sleepy. There are also other ingredients being used which they claim are all proven to help induce sleep. But how well does it actually work?

Sleep is utterly important for your overall health and well-being, so they aren’t exaggerating the problem or making it bigger than it is. Many Americans suffer from at least some form of sleeplessness, whether that be an inability to fall asleep when you feel tired, or the inability to stay asleep once you fall asleep. The negative effects can trickle over into your daytime wakefulness in the form of grogginess, low productivity, and irritability. If you’ve noticed that you’re suffering during the day because of poor sleep at night it’s good that you’re seeking out a solution.

The Claim
They say that TryptoNite works because of the combination of the key ingredients it contains, including melatonin, l-tryptophan, and willow bark, which they say other sleep aids don’t have. They say that this is a natural way to get to sleep more quickly, and have more restful sleep for the entire duration of the night.

The Hype
We all want good sleep, and a natural sleep aid would be preferable to a prescription medication that can cause hallucinations and leaves you prone to becoming addicted to them. By promising a good night’s sleep though, they are dabbling in a bit of hype because those that aren’t getting it are desperate for it and willing to try just about anything as long as it sounds possible that they might get some relief.

The Cost
TryptoNite is sold for $27 for a 30 day supply, and they say if you are not pleased with the results that you can return it within 30 days for a $20 refund. When you consider the cost of OTC sleep aids that are full of a bunch of chemicals and artificial colors and flavors, this represents a cost savings and helps you avoid all of those unwanted ingredients.

The Commitment
You simply take two pills at night to help you sleep. That’s about as low a commitment as possible. They’re saying you need to take this nightly in order for the best results, and the theory is that because it’s all natural ingredients, it’s OK to do so.

TryptoNite is using a mix of ingredients that have been known to help induce sleep, and they are putting them all in one pill. You can get individual supplements of each of the ingredients, but this is the first time we’ve seen them all mixed together. Melatonin has tons of research behind it and has been shown to be a natural sleep aid. Tryptophan is widely known for being a naturally occurring substance that induces sleep. The use of willow bark extract is something that we haven’t seen in any other sleep aid we’ve evaluated, so their claim as it being a unique ingredient seems to hold water.

The dangers of pharmaceutical sleep aids are well known, and half the time they end up getting recalled because they are dangerous. Even if they don’t get recalled they can interact dangerously with other medications and have disastrous side effects. By going with an all-natural supplement you are not completely taking away all chances of side effects, but you won’t have the laundry list of side effects that come with drugs like Lunesta. You are getting things melatonin, which the body produces on its own, and tryptophan, which you could get by eating a turkey sandwich. It’s hard to imagine those being anything close to lethal for the body, so this is the safer way to go in that regard.

Final Tryptonite Review

TryptoNite is getting our Solid Try rating because they have done a good job of assembling some of the most well-documented natural sleep ingredients and put them in one pill. They have a guarantee in place because sometimes a sleep disorder is more severe and can only be treated with prescription sleep aids and a visit to the doctor. But for those suffering from the occasional restless night due to too many thought racing through their mind, this could be one way to signal to the body and the brain that it’s time for sleep.

Our Recommendation
Getting better sleep should be a comprehensive approach, including diet and lifestyle changes. Make sure that your sleep environment is conducive to sleep, and that your bed is comfortable so that you are providing the best chance at a good night’s rest. You should also refrain from eating or drinking close to bedtime, and either make it quiet, or use some white noise if there are noises that you can’t control.

What do you think? Does Tryptonite work or not?


{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Claude July 27, 2013 at 5:59 pm

This product actually sounds great. Sleep often gets overrated until one loses it, and then they understand just how precious it is. The ingredients in this pill have all been well-documented as great sleep-aids and $27 is a pretty reasonable price. Melatonin alone is usually pretty pricey. This product also comes with a good guarantee in place, so overall, I agree this product is worth a try.


Allison July 28, 2013 at 9:12 pm

I have been known to have a rough day at work, load up on coffee, and then be unable to fall asleep at night. I’m sure other workaholics can relate to that kind of day. But when I try to go to sleep at night I end up staring at the ceiling for hours and then eventually settle with a sleeping pill. Like the ad mentions, TryptoNite carries the same chemical that turkey carries: tryptophan. While it will definitely give you a good night’s rest be aware that you will be unable to “wake up” the whole following day. It’s got too much sleeping power on my body.


Vanessa B. July 28, 2013 at 11:23 pm

I often have trouble sleeping and would like something to help, but I don’t want to try conventional sleep aids because of the risk of dependency. At the same time, I’ve been hesitant to buy natural remedies because I’m afraid they won’t work very well. This seems like a good natural remedy to try since it combines several natural remedies together, and I would think that all together they would make this sleep aid effective. I try not to take medication unless necessary, but I think with all natural ingredients I’d feel fine taking Tryptonite once in a while.


Andres Vargas July 29, 2013 at 12:12 pm

I bought these knowing I would be losing some money if I wanted to return them (man, it really bugs me that companies do this!) but I was willing to try them anyway, because I’d heard some good things from a friend of mine who used them successfully. But, like all sleep aids that I have tried in the past, all these made me do was feel like crap for the entire next day. They did however make me sleep. I had some pretty awful dreams though. I didn’t send them back because they do make me sleep, but I only take them when I feel desperate, because of the side-effects.


Barb August 4, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Several years ago my mother ended up being addicted to a medication that would help her sleep at night. My father had passed away and she needed to get decent sleep so that she could return to work. No one told her that she needed to use it short term. A few months ago I was having difficulties staying asleep due to stress at work. I talked with a healthcare worker regarding TryptoNite and was told if I used it for short term use I would be okay. I actually only used it for a week and it made a huge difference. I was able to get solid sleep and feel like myself again. I don’t know if anyone can get addicted to TryptoNite or not, but I would recommend using it for a short amount of time.


LS August 5, 2013 at 10:07 pm

I sometimes have trouble falling asleep at night. It does not happen all of the time, but when it does, it is, without a doubt, one of the most frustrating experiences. And I absolutely hate the way I feel the next day when I do not get enough sleep the night before. I have always been the type of person that needs to get a lot of sleep every night in order to really feel energized throughout the next day without needing a nap. If these pills are natural, I would be willing to give them a try, as I would hate to have to take synthetic sleep aids.


Leave a Comment