Below we take an in-depth look at Chaos and Pain Hypnos Sleep Aid, to see how effective this supplement is at promoting better quality sleep.
Hypnos Sleep Aid is a sleep aid supplement in powder form to “body slam you into the ring of recovery”. It comes in two flavours – Elysium Fruit and Lemonberry Nectar.
Hypnos Sleep Aid is meant to promote a deeper, more vivid sleep and improve mood and sexual desire, without any hangover. It is supposed to do all of this with a number of sleep aids, the most powerful of which is Phenibut. Phenibut is actually a derivative of GABA which this product also contains. Phenibut can cross over the blood-brain barrier while GABA cannot unless it has a dedicated carrier. Therefore GABA is unlikely to have any effect in this product.
The product is manufactured by Chaos and Pain, a supplements company based in Arizona. It was founded by an ex-student with a taste for the gothic, Jamie Lewis, along with his business partner, Wayne Banks.
There are some ingredients found in Hypnos Sleep Aid that can cause a range of side effects.
Potential side effects of Valerian root include headache, excitability, uneasiness, and even insomnia in some people. Some people feel sluggish in the morning after taking valerian, especially at higher doses.
Melatonin can cause some side effects including headache, short-term feelings of depression, daytime sleepiness, dizziness, stomach cramps, and irritability.
Passion Flower can cause side effects including dizziness, confusion, irregular muscle action and coordination, altered consciousness, and inflamed blood vessels.
Chaos and Pain Hypnos Sleep Aid costs $39.99 (40 servings).
Valerian root and melatonin are well-known sleep aids, so this product could cause the user to relax and have a better sleep. But there are safety and efficacy concerns with some of the ingredients.
Phenibut has not been studied in people at all, so there is no evidence to suggest it is safe for use. This also means that there is no suggestion as to what dose might be effective as well as safe which is cause for concern. It could have no effect whatsoever, or it could be dangerous.
There is also some overlap between some of the ingredients. Phenibut is a chemical similar to the brain chemical GABA. Picamilon is a synthetic drug which combines niacin and GABA, so it is not clear why all three of these ingredients were included in the product. Picamilon is not approved for sale in the US, so it is concerning why Chaos and Pain would include it in their product.
Many studies have shown that Valerian can reduce the amount of time it takes to fall asleep, and improve sleep quality. However, the recommended dosage for this to be effective is 400-900mg, which means unless the consumer is taking two scoops of Hypnos then the Valerian is unlikely to have the desired effect. Continuous use of Valerian for up to four weeks is also recommended so that it has a noticeable effect, but long-term use of sleep aids is not recommended.
It is unclear how much Melatonin is in the product as the supplement information says 1.5mg and the written product information says 5mg. Both of these doses do appear to be safe, however it is worrying that once again Chaos and Pain’s website contains inaccurate information. There are also many additional ingredients that can be partly seen on the product picture, however they are not listed on the supplement facts.
Due to all of these concerns, we do not recommend Chaos and Pain Hypnos Sleep Aid to our readers.
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Hypnos Sleep Aid contains many herbal ingredients well known for promoting sleep. These include valerian, hops, and passionflower. It also contains Phenibut, GABA, and melatonin – a synthetic version of the hormone important for regulating sleep patterns.
Hypnos Sleep Aid is meant to provide a deeper more vivid sleep that rejuvenates the body and allows improved muscle recovery. There are some ingredients that may help with this, but some are likely to do very little to help with sleep.
L-dopa is traditionally used to treat anxiety as well as having an effect on mood, memory, concentration, and sexual desire. However, there is little clinical evidence to support its use, as most L-dopa is broken down in the body before it can reach the brain.
The price of Hypnos Sleep Aid is higher than a lot of other sleep aids containing similar ingredients, particularly when two scoops are consumed daily. As well as this many of the ingredients appear to do the same thing and are related to GABA, with even Valerian root increasing the amount of GABA in the brain.
It also doesn’t contain any ingredients that would truly set it apart from dozens of other sleep aids that are currently on the market at a lower price.
They suggest that Hypnos Sleep Aid will body slam you into the ring of recovery, which we presume means you will get to sleep quickly, and will allow you to slay monsters with Santa Claus in your dreams – which is what everyone wants, surely?
They claim its ingredients help with sleep, sexual desire, memory, mood, motivation, and attention, all in an awesome-tasting beverage.
We think Hypnos Sleep Aid is unlikely to have the claimed effects. Some of the ingredients such as Valerian and Melatonin could have an effect on sleep, but is likely that a consumer would need to take the product for a while to have this effect. Also, the Valerian is unlikely to have the effects unless a user takes 2 scoops daily so that the levels are high enough.
Lucid dreaming is also likely from the Valerian if that is really what a user is looking for.
L-Dopa is unlikely to have the suggested benefits they claim, as there is little clinical evidence to support it and most of it is broken down before it reaches the brain.
There are potential side effects of Valerian root. These include:
Melatonin can cause some side effects including:
Passion Flower can cause side effects including:
Warning: WILL CAUSE DROWSINESS. Do not take before operating heavy machinery. Not suitable for individuals under 18. Avoid if pregnant or breastfeeding. Speak to your doctor before use, especially if you have an underlying medical condition or are taking prescription medication.
There are only a few independent reviews that we could find, which were on the Anabolic Minds forum, although it is hard to know whether these are genuine. These are mostly positive and include:
I got a tub of Elysium Fruit, mix one scoop with about 8oz of water, add a little ice and you have a smooth, great tasting, refreshing drink to enjoy before bedtime.
One scoop in a shaker cup with 8oz of water, a few shakes and it’s perfectly mixed with no grit.
All I can say is it is perfect, you will get a great nights sleep, your will awake with no “Hanger Over” and be ready to go.
Over all a great working product and at 40 servings per tub a good value !!
Other than that there are reviews on the official Chaos and Pain website, so we have no idea of knowing whether they are genuine or if negative comments have been filtered out.
According to the terms and conditions, Chaos and Pain do offer a 100% money-back guarantee, but there are no further details on how you go about claiming a refund.
Chaos and Pain offers a 100% money back guarantees as it stands behinds the quality of its products!!
It’s tricky to say whether they offer a true money-back guarantee, as they fail to detail their policy anywhere on their website. The sentence quoted above is literally the company’s entire returns policy in full.
You can buy it from the official website for $39.99.