In a report for SheKnows, a woman details her experience using Dream Water, a relaxation water designed to help people sleep.

I’ve tried many things to help me get a decent night’s sleep — everything from having sex to a phone app that plays the sound of a droning fan. The latest is a pumped-up water, formulated with ingredients that promise to relax me and bring me sweet, restorative sleep.

Thirty minutes before bedtime, I tossed back a 2.5-ounce shot of Dream Water in Snoozeberry, a blueberry-pomegranate flavor, introduced in 2012 and just recently launched in Canada. It tasted good — something that would be tempting to mix with vodka (but don’t).

It is formulated with a proprietary blend of gamma-aminobutyric acid, something brain neurotransmitters need to help the body relax; melatonin, a synthetic version of the hormone made by the pineal gland; and 5-HTP, which converts to serotonin in the brain. And fortunately, it has zero calories and no sugar. Other brands have both: Drank Extreme Relaxation has 220 calories and a whopping 54 grams of sugar, according to testing done by Consumer Reports.

After drinking Dream Water, I fell asleep in about 40 minutes and awoke feeling refreshed, except for vague memories of some particularly bizarre dreams that night. I can’t say with any degree of certainty that this product had anything to do with my imagination running so amuck while I slept, but it got me wondering about what was in it.

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