Insomnia is a sleep disorder that impairs sleep quality. Symptoms can include: difficulty in falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking too early. When you awaken, you can still feel exhausted. Your quality of life, health, and work performance can all suffer from insomnia in addition to your energy level and mood. An overactive mind, hormones, stress, anxiety and depression can all contribute to insomnia. Harmony+ was formulated with an all natural blend of ingredients to help ease the mind and facilitate a good night’s sleep so you can feel refreshed each morning.
Montmorency cherries, sometimes referred to as sour cherries, are used to produce tart cherry juice. Cherries with a tart flavor are a great source of antioxidants. They may provide a variety of health advantages, from improved sleep, workout recovery, and reduced inflammation. A 2018 study found that tart cherry helped improve sleep duration and sleep efficiency in people with insomnia. (1) For those who suffer from sleeplessness, cherry juice works well and its active components might provide a secure and effective improvement in insomnia.
The hormone melatonin is produced by your brain in reaction to darkness. It aids in sleep and the timing of your internal 24-hour clock, or circadian rhythm. The production of melatonin can be inhibited by exposure to light at night such as television, laptops, and phones. Many people take a synthetic form of melatonin to help them fall asleep, however, this is not allowing the body to self regulate its natural sleep-wake cycle and can cause further sleep disturbances over time. Some also experience side effects including: headache, nausea, dizziness and depression.
Tart cherry extract can help boost the body’s natural melatonin levels. A 2012 study found that exogenous melatonin levels rise after consuming tart cherry juice concentrate, which can help healthy men and women get better, longer-lasting sleep and may also help treat sleep disorders. (2) Harmony+ includes 200 mg of tart cherry extract to help assist with restful sleep.
Passion flower is a climbing vine that blooms purple and white flowers. It has a calming effect and is often used to help alleviate anxiety and help induce sleep. A 2020 study looked at the effect of passion flower on 110 adult participants who suffered from clinically diagnosed insomnia. The participants were split in two groups, passion flower extract, and placebo. After two weeks, the passion flower group experienced a significant improvement in sleep quality, sleep time, and wakefulness after sleep onset compared to the placebo group. (3)
Passion flower has also been found to increase levels of a chemical in the brain known as gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) (4). GABA lowers neuronal activity, making you feel more relaxed and calm. GABA can help reduce stress and prevent insomnia. Harmony+ includes 170 mg of passion flower extract.