Upon glancing back at my LJ, I realized that I haven't even mentioned Sakura Con and its awesomeness yet. I'll do a report soon, promise~ <3
Anyways, yesterday morning I was feeling physically blah. For the past couple of days, I've had this continuous headache that just... wouldn't leave. While I was fine enough to work a bit on my cosplay, I admit that I spent most of my day yesterday bedridden. Feels bad, man.
None the less, I also got a sample I ordered that I've been wanting to try. As some of my friends know, I've had terrible problems with insomnia for the longest time. If I don't take at least some kind of sleep supplement, I'll guarantee that I won't sleep until I do, no matter how long that may last. D: Sucks balls.
So anyways, one day while being lazy and watching Food Network, I saw this ad for this product called "Dream Water". Curious, I decided to check out the website, then decided to order a sample. It took a while to come in, but hey, I finally had it in my hands yesterday. :3
The 'shot' reminds me of your normal 2.5FL oz. energy shot, but proclaims to hold opposite effects. It boasts to have 0 calories, and also advises the consumer not to exceed one serving per twenty-four hours. Curious, I checked out the ingredients as well, and sure enough, it contains melatonin - the key ingredient of the product. Ah well, why not give it a try?
The flavor I got was "Lullaby Lemon", so I was expecting something strong and tangy, if not with a bitter after taste. Alas, I was presently surprised. When I first dipped the water past my lips, it reminded me of a lemon drop - a hint of sweetness. However, as I swallowed, the remaining taste was no longer that of a lemon drop, but rather of a very mild menthol. It wasn't strong enough to jump out at me; in fact, it took me a while to place my finger on it - that faint hint of medicine, like a watered down cough syrup. Hell, calling it a cough syrup in itself is too strong of a title. None the less, that soft sweetness at the beginning doesn't allow for the product to leave you with the bitter after taste of menthol, or that strong tang of lemon. I'd say it was juuuust right. |D
On the bottle, it states that it takes around half an hour for the product to kick in, along with the usual "do not operate machinery" yadda yadda yadda on the side. I can comfortably say that, by the time the half hour was up, I was yawning and curled up in bed, lol.
On the down side, I wasn't able to fall asleep immediately. About an hour later I was able to doze off a bit, then something woke me up and I couldn't go back to sleep. The sad thing is, I don't even know what woke me up. D: None the less, this is coming from the insomniac who has to take some pretty strong sleep aids to doze off successfully. I'm sure for a person with a fairly normal schedule would be able to slip away into la la land without trouble. Let's not forget, with my feeling ill yesterday, I also took one of my migraine medications, which is known for carrying caffeine and causes increased heartbeat. D: I wouldn't doubt this also had something to do with it.
Overall, I'd give this product a three and a half out of five stars. Didn't put me to sleep, but I'd be lying if I said that it didn't make me sleepy and relaxed. <3