Having just flown back from India, I'm suffering from some serious jet lag. I can't keep my eyelids open past 9 p.m., but wake up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed at 3 a.m. While the off hours have helped me get into work early, I'm ready to go home by lunchtime.
But even if I force myself to stay awake past the primetime TV shows, how will I ensure that I stay asleep? Friends have offered me Ambien, but I'm worried about the side effects — drugged dialing or sleep eating? No, thank you! Enter reBloom, a natural, alcohol-free herbal drink. Tasting like unsweetened herbal tea, this little "shot" of sleepy juice is just 5 calories and 2.5 fluid ounces (which means you can pack it into your airplane carry-on). Containing naturally calming valerian root, chamomile, and melatonin, reBloom makes me feel sleepy about one hour after I drink it and knocks me out for at least eight hours. And when I used it in India, I woke up a little groggy nine hours later, so I won't be scheduling any early meetings this week.