How Hops Can Help You Drift Off to Sleep

by Jun 29, 2024Relaxium Sleep, Sleep Tips, Wellness

Jun 29, 2024

Hops are well known for being in beer. However, hops aren’t just for the beer lovers anymore. They can be used to get a better rest. So what are hops? Hops are the green, cone-shaped flower of the female hop plants (scientifically known as Humulus lupulus). A variety of components found in hops are thought to have mild sedative properties. A few studies have shown that the active ingredient of the hop has a sound affinity to bind with melatonin receptors M1 and M2 which can result in feeling more tired. Hops are also thought to increase the activity of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)- a neurotransmitter that promotes relaxation and sleep. 


Three studies that focused on the effects of hops on sleep-wake cycles are listed below:

The Nurses

In this study, 17 nurses were studied who worked rotating or night shifts. Each participant was given hop-containing non alcoholic beer at dinnertime for two weeks. Researchers then monitored their sleep patterns with a wristband tracker. The results suggested that the beer not only helped participants fall asleep slightly faster but also reduced anxiety levels. 

The College Students

In 2014, 30 college students were given questionnaires that were used to collect information on their sleep habits. After a week of recording sleeping habits, students were asked to drink non-alcoholic beer with their dinner for two weeks. Compared to the first week with the questionnaires, the students reported there were significant improvements in their sleep habits, including the time it took to fall asleep.  

Valerian and Hops Combination

Hop supplements that also include valerian have been found to improve sleep. In 2007, a study found that valerian in combination with hop, helps participants fall asleep faster compared to a placebo or valerian extract alone.



Valerest is Relaxium Sleep’s proprietary sleep blend. A main ingredient in this blend is derived from the root of the Valeriana officinalis plant, a perennial flowering plant native to Europe and Asia. Valerian has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for various ailments, primarily for its potential to promote relaxation and improve sleep. Hops derived from humulus lupulus are also a key ingredient in the exclusive Valerest blend. Hops have long been used alone  as a sleep aid, but hops are thought to increase in effectiveness when combined with valerian. Some key points about Valerest include:

  • Sleep aid: Valerest is a drug free blend that is exclusive to Relaxium. Relaxium Sleep’s triple action approach addresses the root causes of sleeplessness.
  • De-stressor: Hops have shown promise for their ability to reduce anxious feelings. It can be used as a calming agent to help with restlessness and nervousness.
  • Calming effect: Valerest may have a calming effect on the nervous system, which can help with feelings of anxiousness and stress.
  • Safety: Valerest is drug free and non-habit forming.
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  • Valerest (228.9 mg) which is exclusive to Relaxium Sleep that can help to significantly improve the quality of life through better sleep.
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  • Magnesium citrate, glycinate, oxide (100 mg) which is the go-to mineral if you want to relax muscles through the body and promote the release of mental and physical tension. 
  • L-Tryptophan (500 mg) is a natural way to obtain serotonin and melatonin which both promote a night of restful sleep. 
  • Melatonin (5 mg) is a drug-free hormone that is key to any effective Drug-Free sleep formula. The melatonin in Relaxium Sleep is free of the contaminants often found in low-quality melatonin. 
  • Chamomile extract (75 mg) which delivers a nerve-soothing relaxation. 
  • Passionflower extract (75 mg) is an ancient anti-stress remedy that helps to combat everyday stress by regulating neurotransmitters in the brain that control mood and sleep. 
  • Gamma Amino Butyric Acid (GABA) (100 mg) is a neurotransmitter that relieves stress, relaxes the body, and helps you get good sleep. As an added benefit, GABA appears to help keep cortisol at a lower level which is great for the weight conscious. 

Relaxium Sleep combines multiple sleep-inducing ingredients, including melatonin, to address the complex and multifaceted nature of sleep disturbances. While melatonin is a vital component in promoting sleep, Relaxium Sleep’s inclusion of a variety of sleep-promoting ingredients enhances its effectiveness and versatility. This comprehensive approach takes into account that not all sleep issues are the same and that different individuals may require different solutions.

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To restful and healthy days ahead. 

The Relaxium Team 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


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