Verified customer reviews of Rescue Peaceful
Night Capsules are generally positive with around half giving this sleep aid
either four or five stars.
However, when we looked closely some of the five-star
reviews were more ambiguous than their rating would suggest. For example, one
five-star review noted that they did not feel refreshed in the morning despite
getting to sleep more easily. This is perhaps to be expected from the Rescue
Peaceful Night Capsules as they focus more on relaxation than sleep quality.
Several five-star reviews focused on being happy about waking up without feeling drowsy, but this is really a bare minimum expectation of a natural sleep aid and doesn’t really mean the product deserves five stars. Not a single product on our Sleep Aids Best List will cause drowsiness after use. One four-star review was simply happy that the ingredients were natural while admitting to experiencing no difference in sleep quality. Again, since every sleep aid we recommend contains natural ingredients, we suggest selecting one that is likely to work better.
Verified negative customer reviews of Rescue Peaceful Night Capsules stated that the product did not work and no difference in sleep quality or in ease of falling asleep was noticed.
Magnesium Citrate (56.5mg) -
Magnesium has been linked to the treatment of insomnia in a few studies. The
evidence is by no means conclusive but what we know so far does suggest that
magnesium can help alleviate symptoms of mild insomnia and restless sleeping,
including helping insomnia sufferers to fall asleep faster, experience a deeper
sleep, and wake up during the night less often.
Studies show that doses a little below 1g per
taken up to three times per day are most effective . One study demonstrated
good results from just 500mg of magnesium supplementation daily for eight
weeks. Given that effective doses are around the 500mg range, and up to 3g per
day, clearly the 56.5mg dose included in Bach’s Rescue Night Capsules is far,
far too low to be effective for insomnia and probably not useful even for mild
Ashwagandha Root Extract (50mg) - Ashwagandha is well-suited to alleviating stress-related sleeping problems and is a great ingredient for a sleep aid to include. It can reduce cortisol buildup in the body and reduce other stress markers. Studies show it is particularly effective at around 300mg . While Rescue Peaceful Night claims its 50mg of ashwagandha root extract is equivalent to 600mg of ashwagandha root, it is still far from the 300mg of ashwagandha root extract that has been shown to be effective in treating insomnia. This ingredient is wildly under-dosed.
Chamomile Flower Extract (50mg) - Traditionally considered a calming and relaxing flower, chamomile is common in relaxation tea and has been used to treat hysteria, anxiety, and sleep problems. Some studies are now beginning to show its effectiveness, although it is generally overrated and health supplement brands often exaggerate its effectiveness. Few serious clinical studies link chamomile directly to sleep improvements, some do show that chemicals in chamomile can be effective but it is not well understood how or to what extent these compounds work when taken as chamomile extract . Studies demonstrating its effect found it useful when taken in amounts of 200mg twice per day . This means the dose in Bach’s Rescue Night Capsules is way underdosed at just 50mg.
Lemon Balm Leaf Extract (15mg) - Lemon balm extract is even less verified than chamomile as an effective sleep aid, although it is known to be effective at inducing calm which is a precursor to sleep. While lemon balm lacks any serious evidence to support its sleep-inducing or improving effects, its calming effects are best felt at a dose of around 500mg, meaning that, once again, Rescue Night Capsules fall way short of the required dosage.
Vitamin B6 (1.4mg) - Vitamin B6 is a decent vitamin to include in a sleep aid. Many people are deficient in B6 and rectifying that deficiency can improve sleep quality. At 1.4mg per capsule, this is one ingredient that Bach’s Rescue Night Capsules actually doses right.
Rescue Night Flower Essences Blend - This proprietary blend of flower extracts contains white chestnut, which is supposed to stop repetitive thinking and clear the mind. This flower blend is recommended for all sorts of psychological stresses but studies show it is no more effective than a placebo . There are many better, scientifically-proven ingredients that could have been included instead of this dubious flower blend.