Hannah Frye

mbg Assistant Beauty Editor

By Hannah Frye

mbg Assistant Beauty Editor

Hannah Frye is the Assistant Beauty Editor at mindbodygreen. She has a B.S. in journalism and a minor in women’s, gender, and queer studies from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Hannah has written across lifestyle sections including health, wellness, sustainability, personal development, and more.

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January 26, 2023

Have you ever lost sleep because you were so nervous about losing sleep? I call these sleep jitters and unfortunately, they’re a regular occurrence for me. They generally take place the night before a big event or if I’ve struggled to clock a full eight hours a few nights in a row. Nervousness about sleeping used to cause me to turn to melatonin supplements—until I found a more effective alternative.


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What I was looking for. 

If you flash back 10 years, you’d see me taking melatonin every few nights just to get some proper shut-eye. Along my wellness journey, I’ve learned that melatonin isn’t the best for you, but I struggled to find something that actually checked the same box. 

I love hemp-derived CBD for increased relaxation, but it doesn’t necessarily contribute to better sleep (at least for me). I tried sleepy tea blends, white noise machines, and even deeply relaxing meditations designed for sleep, all with little to no success. 

When I took the time to dive into the science of sleep and what can actually help me beat sleep jitters, I came across magnesium. Then, I tried a magnesium supplement that goes above and beyond. Safe to say, I won’t be using melatonin again. 

Why I love this supplement. 

My sleep jitters remedy: mbg sleep support+. This supplement helps me fall asleep quicker and feel more rested in the morning, sans any groggy feelings.* How does it work, you may be wondering? Here’s the inside scoop. 

Mbg sleep support+ contains magnesium bisglycinate, a highly absorbable form of magnesium that promotes a steady state of relaxation for deep and restorative sleep.* This is the key for me, as melatonin never made me feel relaxed; it just knocked me out and left me hazy hours later.

The formula also contains jujube, a fruit used in traditional Chinese medicine for calming and sleep-inducing actions, and PharmaGABA®, a widely studied neurotransmitter shown in clinical trials to enhance natural sleep quality.*

Altogether, this blend quiets my internal chatter, helps me fall asleep with ease, and allows me to know for sure I’ll get a good night’s rest before a big day.* After all, there’s nothing more valuable than peace of mind. 


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The takeaway. 

As someone who gets nervous about getting enough sleep (and therefore loses more sleep), I used to be a frequent melatonin user. However, sleep support+ is an effective sleep supplement that’s helped me fall asleep faster and sleep easier knowing that my overall health isn’t being sacrificed.

If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medications, consult with your doctor before starting a supplement routine. It is always optimal to consult with a health care provider when considering what supplements are right for you.