One of the worst things that I have ever had to deal with is insomnia. If you have had it then you will understand the pain that I go through. It all started when I went to university in 2013. I remember going downstairs to my friend’s room at 3am every morning requesting one of her sleeping tablets but they never really worked. Nowadays it’s even worse in my attempt to switch off from social media proves difficult and then when I do I end up overthinking everything from a list of things I need to do to worrying about something which is probably stupid.

Apparently the standard eight hours sleep isn’t enough for some people, it’s down to the quality of sleep. Anyway, as you can imagine when the lovely team over at Benenox sent me their Overnight Recharge I was extremely intrigued to find out if it improves my sleep.

So, you’re probably wondering what the heck is Benenox? Well, Benenox Overnight Recharge* are a flavoured food supplement ideal for those who struggle with disrupted sleep, tiredness, low energy and concentration levels. It claims to “supplement your body’s stored energy levels to support good quality sleep, leaving you feeling fully recharged and ready to take on the day ahead“.

It comes in two flavours, Blackcurrant and Lemon & Ginger. Overnight Recharge is a combination of:

honey which is known for its health benefits and believed to boost glycogen stored in the liver to use during the night

Sustamine® which is a combination of two amnio acids to help the liver store glycogen by slowing the absorption of honey in the stomach

Vitamin B6 which has been shown to reduce tiredness and fatigue while supporting psychological function in turn helping you feel more energised.

I have used the product since 6th November and the first thing I have noticed is the effect it has had on my concentration levels. I feel as though I can truly concentrate on the work I do when I am in college as well as paying more attention when I am at my placement. Obviously working with a lot of children during the day and playing with my boyfriend’s six year old means I need a lot of energy – Benenox Overnight Recharge has improved my energy levels as well. It’s nice to know that the product has improved how I function during the day but the main question is, has it improved my sleep?

I can’t say it’s improved when I go to sleep because I’m still finding that difficult however falling asleep as been a lot quicker since taking the food supplement. It kind of puts my body into a relaxed, calm state so I’m not worrying about a million different things every night but I do still have the distraction of my phone and switching off from that. I have been measuring my the quality of my sleep through the ‘Bedtime’ function on my iPhone and ever since starting the food supplements, the quality of my sleep as improved massively. Nowadays, once I am asleep, I stay asleep which is such a big improvement.

If you’re interested in trying Benenox Overnight Recharge, you can find the vegetarian friendly food supplement in Asda, Holland & Barrett and on Amazon, priced at £12.49 for 135ml. It is quite expensive compared to sleeping tablets but I’m definitely going to continue purchasing it for a decent night sleep.

Have you tried Benenox before? Are you a night owl or a morning person?

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*These products were supplied to me as a gift to review from Benenox however this does not effect my own opinion of the product reviewed.