Have you heard of the Good Night Drink, which is a canned beverage that supposedly helps you sleep better at night? I’ve learned that it’s now available in the Philippines, and as someone who has developed the unhealthy habit of sleeping at 2:00 am, I got curious. If there a “goodnight drink” or “before bed drink” out there that will help me sleep earlier, it may help me become more productive in the morning.
But does the Good Night Drink actually work? I bought a few of these good night juice from 7-Eleven to check it out for myself and see if it actually makes a difference.
Good Night Drink Philippines Review: Does this Sleeping Drink Work?
Good Night Drink’n’ Dream is a canned beverage that claims to relieve stress and aid in getting better and deeper sleep at night. Its website says that it’s made of herbal extracts lemon balm, hops, and alpine water.
I tried it for a few nights to see if it makes any difference to my sleep. This would be particularly helpful during my travels when I need to sleep early or get better rest in general.
I drank one can of Good Night Drink’n’ Dream around 45 minutes before bedtime (you’re supposed to take it 30-45 minutes before you plan to sleep). I noticed that it doesn’t make you feel sleepy right away but instead, it takes a bit of time for the effect to kick in.
True enough I had a deep, undisturbed sleep. I’m normally easily woken up by even the tiniest sounds like a phone notification but this time, it was a steady sleep ‘til morning. It was a slightly better sleep I guess but not to the point that I felt generally refreshed when I woke the next day.
I wasn’t quick to attribute the previous night’s sleep to Good Night Drink. After all, I drank it sometime past midnight and fell asleep before 2 am. Maybe I was really just tired that’s why I easily fell asleep. The only way to test is to drink it for the second time.
On my second night, I drank it around 11 PM, and at around midnight, I started feeling a bit drowsy already. This, I think I can attribute the can of Good Night Drink that I had because I normally feel sleepy at around 1pm – 2pm.
Just like the previous night, I had an undisturbed sleep until the morning. I vaguely recall dreaming something but I couldn’t remember what it was about.
The third night was pretty much the same as the second night, where I was able to sleep at around midnight. I mistakenly drank a cup of coffee a few hours prior, but I don’t think it affected my sleep overall.
Taste and Appearance
Good Night Drink looks like pale beer, and reminded me of Cali Shandy (what an old reference, I know). It has a light pear flavor and leaves a dry feeling in the mouth.
It’s also not too sweet, probably because it doesn’t have sugar or any artificial flavorings.
So is the Good Night Drink effective? To some degree, I would say yes. I felt that my sleep was deeper and I was able to sleep earlier when I needed to. However, I didn’t feel any different in the morning. I was hoping to feel more rejuvenated when I woke up but I didn’t feel any noticeable difference.
Also, if you’re looking for a drink that would knock you up with a few minutes of taking it, then this drink is not what you’re looking for. Good Night Drink’n’ Dream is not a sedative so you wouldn’t immediately feel sleepy after drinking it (hence the 30-45 minutes rule).
Where to Buy Good Night Drink in the Philippines
You may purchase Good Night Drink in PH from the following stores:
- All Day
- The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf®
- The Blue Kitchen
- Raw Bites
- As Nature Intended PH
Since I didn’t want to go out, I ordered in 7-Eleven through FoodPanda, so that’s an option for you too.
Good Night Drink Ingredients
Here is the full list of ingredients indicated in a can of Good Night Drink:
- Citric Acid
- Flavors (assuming it’s peach flavor???)
- Extract of Melissa leaf (0.08%)
- Acidity Regulator
- Sodium Citrate
- The Cones of Hop Extract (0.02%)
- Lemon Balm (Milessa Officinalis)
- Hops (Humulus Lupulus)
- A 100 ml can of Good Night Drink has 84/20 kj/kcal calories.
Tips for a Better Sleep
Also sharing with you these tips for having better sleep, as suggested by the Good Night Drink’n’Dream website.
|Time before Sleep||Reminders|
|6 Hours||Stop drinking caffein|
|3 Hours||Finish eating dinner and drinking alcohol|
|2 Hours||Finish exercise|
|1 Hour||Turn off blue light emitting devices and wind down from work|
|30 minutes||Drink 1 or 2 cans of Good Night Drink|
|Sleepy time||Clear the air and get comfortable in bed with room temp. at 18°C – 20 C|
Great review! I checked in two 7/11 stores last night because I don’t want the side effects of melatonin. I’m glad I stumbles about this review for an insight.