How To Fall Asleep - And Stay Asleep

Som Sleep

Are You Struggling With Sleep?

Falling asleep can feel like a battle each night.

You turn off the lights - lay your head down - and close your eyes. That's when your mind starts racing. You toss and turn but it doesn't help you fall asleep. You look at your partner with envy - who starts snoring as soon as their head hits the pillow. 

Before long you feel your legs start to twitch. Every time you look at the clock you get a little more anxious.  Now it's 12AM. You think about how hard tomorrow will be without enough rest. 

When you finally pass out - you don't have a good sleep thanks to the anxiety from trying to fall asleep. You wake up tired, groggy, and worst - struggling to do all the things you planned.

I've had my share of sleepless nights. And I've often beaten myself up for not performing like I 'should' the next day as a result.  It's safe to say - I've spent a lot of time researching 'HOW TO FALL ASLEEP?'.  

In this review I'll tell you my honest experience with Som Sleep - a natural remedy that is helping thousands fall asleep - and stay asleep.

I also share some sleepy science on:

  • What Makes It Hard To Fall Asleep
  • What Happens When You Don't Get Enough Sleep
  • 9 Tips To Fall Asleep Fast
Naturally Sweetened Som Sleep Original and Som Sleep Zero

These words are my personal experience and opinions, not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


  • **Delicious.** Tastes like naturally sweetened berries
  • **Low & No-Calorie.** Only 40 calories in the natural formula for a guilt-free, cane-sugar kissed treat. Som Sleep ZERO tastes just as great - but swaps the can sugar with Stevia for a no calorie put-me-down.
  • **Dreamed Up By Doctors**


  • **Drinking 30 minutes before bed is important**. I recommend you give your body time to get a bathroom break in before you crash. Not worth the risk of waking up an hour into a peaceful slumber and run to the washroom.

What Makes It Hard To Fall Asleep?

  • Electronics. Cell phones, tablets, and laptops cause mental stimulation that's hard to shut off. They also generate blue light that may lower your natural melatonin production.
  • Eating Late. Eating late, especially if it’s a big, heavy, or spicy meal, leaves you digesting when it’s time for bed. In general, any food or snacks before bed should be on the lighter side.
  • Caffeine. Caffeine blocks a brain chemical called adenosine that helps you sleep. Go light on caffeine-containing foods and drinks beyond the early afternoon. [3]
  • Aging. "Your circadian rhythm, or sleep-wake cycle, may dramatically shift when you're older, causing you to get sleepy earlier. So, if 8 p.m. is the start of your 'biologic' night, then your natural wake time may be around 4 a.m.," Dr. Bertisch says.
  • Stress and Anxiety. Worries or a depressed mood may make it hard to fall asleep and stay asleep.

There are other reasons your body fights sleep - like certain medications and underlying conditions. Always talk to your doctor if you suspect these could be the culprit. When talking to your Doc - please be sure to advocate for yourself! Sleeping disorders are not talked about enough - and aren't something you should have to live with.

What Happens When You Don't Get Enough Sleep?

Poor sleep quality can reduce your performance levels on the job or at school. It may also weaken your immune system, resulting in more colds and illnesses. 

If unmanaged, a lack of sleep can result in:
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance
  • Cardiovascular disease and hypertension
  • Anxiety symptoms
  • Depressed mood
  • Alcohol use
It is estimated that 50 to 70 million Americans chronically suffer from a disorder of sleep and wakefulness, hindering daily functioning and adversely affecting health and longevity (NHLBI, 2003).

9 Tips To Fall Asleep Faster And Stay Asleep

Adapted from Harvard Professor Matt Walker's book 'Why We Sleep".

  • Stick to a sleep schedule
  • Get daily sunlight exposure
  • Avoid caffeine & nicotine
  • Avoid alcoholic drinks
  • Don’t nap after 3pm
  • Don’t exercise too late in the day
  • Avoid large meals and beverages late at night
  • Have a dark, cool, gadget free bedroom
  • Don’t stay in bed if you really can’t sleep

Ratings Breakdown

QUALITY ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This tasty drink will help you go to sleep without messing up your internal body clock.

VALUE ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The 12 and 24 packs are very affordable at $2.50 per can. Each can comes in way cheaper than the 2-3 coffees I "need" to get through a day after a bad sleep - so the price is totally worth it.


Simple with and without sugar options for the product with flexible options for single purchases or subscription deliveries made when you need them most.

BRAND ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Som is built by a diverse and invested team who were looking to solve their own sleep disorders. This personal drive has helped them to deliver over 3 million nights of good sleep. Som is Non-GMO Project Verified, low calorie and free of soy, caffeine, preservatives and artificial colors and flavors. Their packaging is all recyclable.

PERKS ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

If you're looking to promote longer sleep and maintain a healthy sleep cycle, Som offers subscription deliveries at 30, 45 and 60 day options. What's better? You get an extra 20% off when you do!

Why Som Sleep Works

Sip Your Way To A Restful Sleep
Som Sleep is a lullaby in a can.

This clean sleep aid contains natural ingredients found in the body, a healthy diet, and green tea. 

According to them - better sleep shouldn’t come at the cost of better mornings. Their vegan, drug-free formula combines the perfect balance of ingredients that work in harmony to put you to sleep quickly and wake you up feeling great.

Som targets sleep disorders from 3 different angles:
  • Targeted nutrition to support your natural sleep-regulating cycle
  • Preparing the mind to transition smoothly from wake to sleep
  • Sending a signal that tells your body to sleep

Together, these kickstart the natural process of generating deep, restorative sleep.

Som Sleep is committed to providing you the highest-quality, natural sleep aid to have you dreaming sweetly.
  • Non-GMO Project Verified
  • FDA Compliant
  • Drug-Free
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • Allergen-Free
  • Non Habit-Forming
  • Free of Artificial Colors, Flavors, and Preservatives

Sipping On Som Sleep

If you struggle with sleepless nights - Som is here to help.  You don't have to spend thousands of dollars on a special mattress. You won't be popping melatonin like mints.

Sleep meds can disrupt your sleep hormone production - making it harder to fall asleep. They can also be habit-forming, and hard on your cardiovascular system.

Using Som Sleep as part of your bedtime routine will naturally train your mind and body when it's time to sleep.


Som Sleep comes in a delicious, subtly sweet, fresh berry flavor, and two varieties:

Som Sleep Original

40 calories. 8g of sugar. 8.1 fl oz.

Som Sleep Original
Som Sleep Zero Sugar

10 calories. 0g of sugar. 8.1 fl oz.

You can order both in packs of 12 or 24. You can order with their easy, cancel-anytime subscription to have it arrive right to your door - and an extra 20% off!

Som Sleep Zero Sugar


Som only uses natural ingredients - so it won't interfere with your body's regular cycles or cause other scary side effects. Plus it’s quite healthy for you! Here are the scientifically proven ingredients they include in their trademarked Som Stack.

Som Sleep Original
  • Vitamin B6. B6 plays a big part in serotonin production (the “happiness hormone”). The thing is - our bodies can’t make Vitamin B6. We have to get it from our diet. Vitamin B6 helps your brain produce melatonin for a better sleep cycle.
  • Theanine. This amino acid is rarely found in nature - outside of green tea. It helps you wind down by increasing alpha wave activity in your brain. Right before you sleep - your brain shifts from mostly beta waves -> mostly alpha waves.
  • GABA. Helps your brain’s nervous system function properly. It works by slowing down the messages going back and forth in your brain -  so you can stop worrying about that thing you were supposed to do - and fall asleep.
  • Melatonin. A sleep-regulating hormone produced in the brain that’s the main regulator of your sleep-wake cycle. It’s essentially the remote that wakes you up and puts you to sleep.
  • Magnesium. This element is key in natural melatonin production. Our bodies don’t produce magnesium, so we have to consume it through food, drinks, or (you guessed it!) dietary supplements.

Customer Reviews

It really works!

"If we don’t stay up binging something and let ourselves go to bed it is really really easy to fall asleep. It’s not long before we feel its effect I can fall asleep few minutes tops. few seconds for my fiancé lol." - Natalie A.

Sweet sweet sleep

"I have a very active evening brain. I used to lie awake for what felt like hours running through to-do lists or expectations of tomorrow (or my life’s worst hits 😅). Trying to find sleep felt like a losing battle. Not anymore — Som Sleep helps quiet those racing thoughts, allowing me to peacefully float to sleep. It’s one of the best sleep products I’ve ever purchased. Plus, it’s delicious!" - Greta S.


"I’ve always had trouble sleeping and did not like taking medication, as it would leave me groggy in the mornings. Som sleep helps me fall asleep, stay asleep, and not get up groggy. Highly recommended!" - Sarah W.

REM Sleep

"I’ve had insomnia since my early 20’s which has been extremely difficult. I have also been on meds since then, I recently started to drink SOM sleep and it’s helped me reduce my meds intake. If you are not getting quality sleep, I recommend you try this." - Denisse C.

Additional Staff Review

"I've always had trouble falling asleep but I never tried sleep medicine or sleep aids. I used to make sure that I had at least two glasses of wine in me before bed, or take a some ibuprofen to settle my restless legs syndrome and get some progressive muscle relaxation. It didn't give me a better sleep so I wanted to build healthier sleep habits. After a week of using Som, I now realize how amazing it is to improve sleep quality. I think I've found my new bedtime routine." - **Shannon H. **

Other Editor Reviews

"Since I started my new job I've been overcome with anxious thoughts whenever I step into the bedroom. I could be fine all night but, as soon as I lay down to go to sleep, I start thinking about the next day of work and that's it, I'm not getting to sleep. I didn't want to go on sleep medications so, during a anxious sleepless night, I started doing a systematic review of all the options out there. When I came across Som, I thought it looked like an interesting alternative to the other products that helped people go to sleep. Something I could just drink before bed? Hell yeah. I bought their 12 pack to test it out and I was signing up for the subscription after the first couple of nights. Highly recommend." - Margaret C



I'd recommend drinking Som around 30 minutes before you're crawling under the covers.


Som is drug-free and non-habit forming so it's safe for nightly-use if that is what you're looking for!


Each 8.1 oz can of Som contains 1 serving so, for the best results and a guaranteed good night's sleep, I'd say it's best to drink the whole can.


You should follow the same practices with Som as you would with other sleep aids. In other words, it's not recommended that you mix alcohol and/or medication with Som. And, before you ask, Som does not help prevent hangovers.


Absolutely. Som is also Non-GMO Project Verified, low calorie and free of soy, caffeine, preservatives and artificial colors and flavors.


Yes! Som Sleep Zero is keto-friendly. We designed it with a great tasting, sugar-free sweetener system that will not raise your blood sugar. Som Sleep Zero has 0 sugar and 0 net carbs. It’s also free from dextrose, maltodextrin, and other carbohydrate-rich fillers.

The Bottom Line

I’ve been enjoying Som Sleep for just over a month now. The results? I have a quality night’s sleep, I fall asleep faster, and I have a sleep routine that I love.

In the end - Som Sleep has really helped me get a good night's sleep. It didn't disrupt my natural rhythm or give me any negative side effects. And by having a good night’s sleep I’m not reaching for a second, or third, cup of coffee to get me through the day. 

Before - I kept trying to fit more in my day with less sleep. I used to try and bore myself to bed by scrolling on my phone for hours. Now, a few simple changes have given me back so much more than a good night’s sleep. Now - my bedtime routine is a secret weapon to keep me at my best.

It takes 30 minutes and I enjoy every second of it. At first, I used Som to build a habit of winding down. Now, I can use Som to trigger my body's natural sleep cycle. It feels very Pavlovian.

Som Sleep

A 5-Step Bedtime Routine For A Better Sleep

  1. Drink Som Sleep 30 minutes before bed
  2. Turn my phone on silent - plug it in face down across the room
  3. 10 minutes of my 'worry-journal' (exactly what it sounds like)
  4. 10 minutes of easy yoga
  5. Last trip to the washroom

And I let my body and Som do the rest.

Looking back, I hardly remember what it was like to TRY to fall asleep. My body knows when it’s time to fall asleep and stay asleep. All of this is thanks to a simple little drink that I can enjoy before bed. It tastes great, goes down easy, and helps me fall asleep fast.

If you want to try Som Sleep for some sleep - TWG readers get an exclusive 20% discount off their first order!

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