FAQ

  • HOW DOES VALERIAN WORK?

  • Valerian root has been helping calm people down and get them to sleep for nearly 2000 years. It’s known to help you get to sleep quicker and have a better night’s sleep.

    But how does it work? Despite a number of studies in the United States and Europe, there is no conclusive scientific evidence that shows how valerian works. It’s believed that valerian increases the amount of gamma amino butyric acid (GABA) in the brain. Valium works in the same way, which is why valerian is often called ‘nature’s valium’. GABA is an amino acid that acts as a neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. So it reduces nerve transmission in the brain, calming nervous activity and anxiety.

    The European Medicines Agency has concluded that on the basis of its long-standing use, valerian root can be used for the relief of mild systems of stress and to aid sleep. However, Sleep Well is NOT intended for medicinal use; it is a pleasant bedtime drink that may help you relax and therefore get a better night’s sleep. If you have a recognised or diagnosed sleep issue, please consult your family GP.

  • IS SLEEP WELL SAFE FOR CHILDREN?

  • The main ingredient in Sleep Well is whole Jersey Milk which is known for its goodness (see the Why is Jersey Milk better than other milks? FAQ).

    Our bedtime drink also contains valerian and honey in small amounts. Studies in the United States and Europe have identified very few side-effects (See Can Valerian be Harmful? FAQ) from consuming valerian; however, no studies have been undertaken involving children under 12 years of age so if you want to give a glass of Sleep Well to younger children, we would always recommend that you check with your family GP.

    Please do not give Sleep Well to infants under 12 months because Sleep Well contains honey.

  • IS SLEEP WELL SAFE FOR PREGNANT WOMEN?

  • We do not recommend that Sleep Well should be consumed by women who are pregnant. Please consult with your family GP.

  • SHOULD I DRINK SLEEP WELL HOT OR COLD?

  • Sleep Well tastes just as good hot or cold. To heat Sleep Well, simply empty the contents into a saucepan and warm them to the desired temperature or empty into a cup and heat for 1 minute in the microwave.

  • HOW MUCH SLEEP WELL CAN I DRINK?

  • We recommend that one serving of 200ml should be sufficient to help you enjoy a better night’s sleep. You can drink more than this if you wish but while there are very few reported side-effects from taking valerian, drinking excess liquid before bedtime might actually disturb your sleep if you have to get up in the night.

  • CAN I DRINK ALCOHOL IF I DRINK SLEEP WELL?

  • Drinking Sleep Well and alcohol at the same time may increase the drink’s sedative effect. If you’re going to drink alcohol and Sleep Well within a few hours of each other we recommend you don’t try to operate machinery or drive.

  • CAN VALERIAN BE HARMFUL?

  • In clinical studies, there have been few adverse effects attributable to valerian in participants. Headaches, dizziness and gastrointestinal disturbances are the most common side effects reported in clinical trials, but similar side effects were also reported for the placebo taken during the same trials (source: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Valerian-HealthProfessional/)

  • WHY IS JERSEY MILK BETTER THAN OTHER MILKS?

  • Enriching and delicious, Jersey Milk enjoys 20% more protein and calcium than milk from other breeds.  It not only tastes great but, being more nutritious, it does you good too.  Our Jersey Milk is from our Island home, where the beautiful cows munch outside on our luscious green grass.

    Did you know?  Recently, Jersey Milk outsold a popular fizzy drink in China.