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Estroven Nighttime: A Good Alternative to Prescription Sleep-Aids

a woman suffers from insomniaI’m not much on hawking products as a blogger.  That is not to say that those who do are somehow less holy than I am in the blogging world.  But, for me personally, I’ve never been comfortable doing it.  I value my integrity, and as I get older – way older these days – I value it even more.  So, you won’t hear me talking about something or recommending something to you that I don’t personally think is worthwhile.  In other words, I wouldn’t ask you to be interested in a product or a book, that I am not interested in as well.

That said, I was chosen by I-Health.com to participate as a blogger this summer in a campaign to promote the herbal supplement, Estroven Nighttime.  The campaign is called “Estroven’s Good Sleep Challenge.”  I was supplied with four months worth of Estroven, and assigned a blogging spot on their site, where I blog several times a week about my experience with Estroven.

I was happy to participate since I still struggle with lingering insomnia in menopause, and I’m not interested in taking prescription sleep-aids.  Been there, done that, and I’m not interested in going there again.  I was also interested because I had heard of Estroven from a number of my readers who themselves had used it, and were happy with it as an alternative to pharmaceutical therapies.  So with a general good impression of the product, I happily accepted the offer to participate in the campaign.

I’ve been using the product for about a month now.  The particular formula that I am taking is the Nighttime Plus Sleep formula, which helps with hot flashes and night sweats in addition to aiding sleep. It contains 2 mg of melatonin, 60 mgs of isoflavones from a soy extract, and 240 mgs of Estroven’s herbal blend of valerian root, hops, chamomile, and passion flower. It also contains 175 mgs of calcium. 

Overall, I am happy with the product, and will very likely continue to use it after the campaign is over. I’m a fan of melatonin for sleep anyway, and have used it for a number of years. In the past, however, I’ve had issues with valerian, where it caused me to feel jittery rather than relaxed.  But, I haven’t had any problems with it in this product that I have noticed. 

I also take other supplements at night in addition to Estroven, but haven’t had any issues with that either.  Estroven does state on their site that there have been no known negative side effects or reactions to their product, but do put forth the usual disclaimer that you should consult your physician before using Estroven in conjunction with prescription medications, which, of course, is always good advice.

If you’re interested in Estroven and have perhaps wondered if it is a good product, I can tell you from experience, it is.  It is not a cure-all, because frankly, I don’t believe anything is a cure-all.  However, if you are looking for an alternative to pharmaceutical drugs to help you sleep, Estroven is definitely worth checking out.  If you have issues with soy, however, please be warned that it does contain soy isoflavones. 

If you might be interested in joining me in the Good Sleep Challenge, (and I hope you will) you can receive coupons for $5 off the product, and have your name entered into a drawing to possibly win a spa weekend vacation paid for by Estroven. Woot!

If you sign up, be sure and let me know what you think of the product!  I would be very interested in hearing about your personal experience as well.  And if you are a blogger, and are attending the annual 2012 BlogHer Conference this year in NYC, look me up there as well – I would love to meet you!  Estroven has sponsored my attendance this year in appreciation for participating in the campaign.  Yea for Magnolia!

Magnolia Miller is a certified healthcare consumer advocate in women’s health and a women’s freelance health writer and blogger at The Perimenopause Blog.

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Tags: Complimentary & Alternative Therapies , Reviews , Products , Symptoms of Menopause

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