4 supplements that promote a good night’s rest

4 supplements that promote a good night’s rest

We all struggle with our sleep sometimes – some of us more than others. Ideally, adults are supposed to get 7 to 9 hours a night, but some people get significantly less than that. One leading mental health charity estimates that almost 1 in 5 people in the UK aren’t getting enough sleep. So if you’re one of those people and you’re looking for a little bit of help in getting to bed, you may be looking for help on that.

Now, there’s no getting around it – one of the single best ways to improve your sleep is through lifestyle changes. That includes establishing a decent sleep schedule, creating a decent sleep environment (no phones!) and practicing relaxation techniques to manage your stress. Many people find supplements helpful to varying degrees, depending on individual factors like physiology and lifestyle.

We provide a range of top-quality supplements to choose from here at Active Burst, many of which have been linked to improving sleep quality. So if you’re struggling to get some shut-eye, here’s what we’d suggest!

Montmorency cherry

Our Montmorency Cherry supplements are particularly popular with our customers, many of whom find them helpful in regulating sleep-wake cycles, which can help to improve sleep onset, duration, and efficiency. Research has shown that Montmorency Cherry supplements may be particularly effective in enhancing sleep quality for those with sleep disorders – likely because they’re rich in melatonin, which is a hormone crucial for regulating sleeping and waking cycles. All that makes careful use of Montmorency Cherry a useful aid when pursuing a holistic approach to sleep management.

Omega-3 fish oil

Omega-3 fish oil softgel capsules are known for offering various health benefits, and those include potential improvements in sleep quality. Rich in EPA and DHA, these essential fatty acids influence neurotransmitter pathways involved in sleep regulation, promoting relaxation and regulating sleep-wake cycles.

What’s more, studies have suggested that omega-3 supplementation benefits can benefit people with sleep disorders by enhancing sleep duration and reducing stress and anxiety levels, both of which are common contributors to sleep disturbances (you may have even experienced them yourself!) Similarly, they have anti-inflammatory properties that can alleviate conditions like pain or inflammation-related disorders, which again can be big culprits for disrupting sleep.

Beyond sleep improvement, omega-3s support cardiovascular health and cognitive function – which means that as well as being handy sleep aids, they can also be useful all-rounders.

Vitamin B12

Another go-to choice for our customers, Vitamin B12 is essential for regulating sleep-wake cycles and overall sleep quality. To get scientific for a moment, basically Vitamin B12 aids in neurotransmitter synthesis (particularly serotonin and dopamine), both of which are essential for mood regulation and restful sleep.

B12 also regulates homocysteine levels (basically a type of amino acid), thereby indirectly supporting cardiovascular and cognitive health, both of which have been established to have strong links to sleep quality.

While Vitamin B12’s specific role in sleep regulation is the subject of ongoing research, there’s no question that maintaining adequate levels is essential for overall sleep health and well-being.


When you say “sleep aid supplement” to someone, if they know anything about supplements then chances are one of the first things they’re going to think of is magnesium.

And no wonder – magnesium supplements are known to promote relaxation and reduce muscle tension, potentially improving the duration and quality of your sleep.

Magnesium is known for its relaxing properties, which makes it essential for promoting quality sleep. For starters, it regulates neurotransmitters like GABA, facilitating relaxation and aiding sleep onset. It also moderates your stress response, reducing cortisol your levels and easing the tension and anxiety that can so often disrupt your sleep. And of course, it has natural muscle relaxant effects that alleviate muscle tension and cramping, while promoting vasodilation (the widening or relaxation of blood vessels), which supports a sense of calmness that’s very conducive to sleep.

Several sleep disorders, such as insomnia and restless leg syndrome, have been linked to magnesium deficiency, and people dealing with these syndromes have often found that magnesium can be useful in correcting imbalances and enhance sleep quality.

In fact, if you’re curious to learn more about how magnesium supplements could potentially help you, it’s worth taking a look at one of our most recent posts, which asks: could you benefit from taking magnesium?

It’s worth noting that with any supplement though, we’d always recommend consulting with a healthcare professional before beginning – especially if you have existing health conditions, or you’re already taking any existing medications.

And of course, if you’ve got any questions, feel free to contact us via info@active-burst.com or at 07854 492 046, and our team will always be happy to assist you. If you're interested in any of our supplements, including magnesium and other health essentials, check out the ‘All Products’ drop-down menu on our website. Get the best for your body with Active Burst!