SlumberPM claims to be a sleep supplement containing an advanced formula that can help you “fall asleep with ease” and “get your life back on track.”
According to the manufacturer, SlumberPM is made in the USA in a GMP certified facility, using only natural ingredients. These include:
- 5-HTP (5 Hydroxytryptophan)
- GABA (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid)
- Mucuna pruriens (Cowhage)
- Phellodendron Amurense Root
If you occasionally experience sleeplessness, you fully understand how it can impact your mood, concentration, productivity, and more. But can you reasonably expect SlumberPM to help you find relief? Consider the following:
Are SlumberPM’s Ingredients Effective for Sleeplessness?
According to WebMD, melatonin may help you fall asleep faster, although only by about 12 minutes. However, it doesn’t appear that melatonin will help you stay asleep longer or improve your overall quality of sleep.
On the other hand, there appears to be insufficient clinical evidence available showing that l-theanine, 5-HTP, GABA, cowhage, or phellodendron can provide any of the benefits claimed by SlumberPM’s manufacturer.
With this in mind, SlumberPM’s manufacturer does list 4 links at the bottom of their home page that are claimed to provide “evidence of a test, analysis, research, or study describing the benefits, performance or efficacy of Slumber PM based on the expertise of relevant professionals.” However, all of the links were broken at the time of our research.
Regardless, there isn’t a label provided on the SlumberPM website showing how much of each ingredient contains, or whether or not this is sufficient to provide any benefits whatsoever.
SlumberPM’s Side Effects
Most of SlumberPM’s ingredients appear to be safe when taken by mouth for short periods of time, although the most common side effect is digestive upset.
However, WebMD recommends using 5-HTP cautiously as:
Some people who have taken it have come down with eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome (EMS), a serious condition involving extreme muscle tenderness (myalgia) and blood abnormalities (eosinophilia). Some people think EMS might be caused by an accidental ingredient (contaminant) in some 5-HTP products. However, there is not enough scientific evidence to know if EMS is caused by 5-HTP, a contaminant, or some other factor.
Other Options for Helping You Sleep
Keep in mind that sleep supplements are a dime a dozen, so you’ll almost certainly find a variety of options available at your local pharmacy.
Granted, most won’t contain the exact same ingredient formulation as SlumberPM. But as we learned in the previous section, the only ingredient in the supplement that’s clinically shown to help you fall asleep is melatonin, which can be obtained for a fraction of the price (more about this in a moment).
Non-Supplement Methods for Sleeping Better
Finally, if you regularly experience difficulty falling asleep, this could be a symptom of a more serious medical concern, so you’ll definitely want to speak with your physician about proper treatments based on your specific diagnosis.
With this said, sleeplessness can be caused by a number of factors, such as stress, caffeine/nicotine/alcohol consumption, improper bedding, snoring, and much more, all of which can be address by changing your habits, reducing stress, or finding an anti-snoring product that works.
SlumberPM Customers Are Sleeping Through Their Reviews
Despite the fact that SlumberPM’s URL was registered in December 2014, there weren’t any legitimate online customer reviews for the product at the time of our research. We did come across numerous affiliate-based fake review sites although these are just out there to look like real reviews, but are actually just more marketing hype.
Interestingly, one affiliate website we came across advertised both SlumberPM and Relaxphin, although it’s unclear if these are both produced by the same manufacturer.
Speaking of manufacturers, the sleep supplement is made by SlumberPM Labs USA Ltd based out of London, England, although the company isn’t listed with the Better Business Bureau and there wasn’t any additional information available online.
With this said, we’ve reviewed similar melatonin-based sleep aids here at HighYa, including popular options such as Lunar Sleep, which has 22 reader reviews (as of 4/24/15) and an average rating of 1.5 stars. Common complaints cite failure to work, high price, and difficulty cancelling autoship programs.
While you may not experience the same with SlumberPM, it’s definitely worth keeping in mind.
SlumberPM Pricing & Refund Policy
SlumberPM is available through three different purchasing options (all include free shipping):
- 1 Bottle: 39.95
- 3 Bottles: $98.95
- 5 Bottles: $149.75
Important note: According to SlumberPM’s Terms & Conditions, a trial is also available, for which you’ll pay $4.74 S&H, and will receive a full bottle of the supplement.
Then, once your trial expires, you’ll be billed $89.74 for the full product price, and will also be enrolled in the company’s autoship program. This means you would continue receiving a 30-day supply (60 capsules) of SlumberPM once per month, and would be billed $89.74 each time.
However, this option wasn’t available when we attempted to check out. Regardless, we’d have to wonder why the company would continue sending you SlumberPM if it’s “only for occasional relief of sleeplessness.”
Also according to the Terms & Conditions, SlumberPM comes with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges, although this only applies to unopened packages. According to the fine print underneath SlumberPM’s ordering section though, the supplement comes with a 60-day money back guarantee.
In order to clarify this discrepancy, we attempted contacting customer service at 866-349-1564 several times. However, each time we were placed on hold for a few minutes, after which the call was disconnected.
Our Recommendation for SlumberPM
Chopping to the point: Considering the lack of clinical evidence showing most of SlumberPM’s ingredients will help you fall asleep, the product’s relatively high price, and the poor online reputation for similar melatonin-based sleep aids, we’d recommend avoiding SlumberPM and researching options available at your local pharmacy.