What is it?

Sleep Like Buddha is an all-natural product made by a Canadian company – Niyama Yoga Wellness. While the company’s product line is designed around yoga, Sleep Like Buddha’s relaxation-enhancing properties make it a handy item to pack for combatting the energy-zapping effects of jet lag for your next long-distance plane journey.

Why do I need it?

There are three ingredients in Sleep Like Buddha that help lull you into a restful slumber. 5-HTP, sourced from a shrub native to Africa, is an amino acid that your body naturally produces to make serotonin which helps establish mood balance and restful sleep. The supplement also includes passionflower which is used in traditional Native American medicine for anxiety and insomnia. Lastly, L-theanine, an amino acid found in green tea (but doesn’t contain caffeine itself) helps you relax by reducing the perception of stress.

Should I buy it? 

While our bodies adjust to a new time zone, it can be tempting to reach for over-the-counter drugs or supplements that can be habit-forming and leave you feeling groggy in the morning. Sleep Like Buddha is a good product to try if you want to ease into sleep without knocking yourself out with a strong sedative.

$39.99, niyamayogawell.ca