How 5-HTP Can Give you a Good Night’s Sleep

How 5-HTP Can Give you a Good Night’s Sleep

So, you’ve not been sleeping well lately? But it’s not just you... says every one in five adults in the UK doesn’t sleep enough at night.

So, how much is enough? 

According to the NHS, if you’re an adult between the age of 18-60 years, you should be sleeping 7 to 9 hours at night. That does sound like a lot, we know, but that amount of sleep is essential for your body. Why? Because that’s when your body catches up on many things. Being running non stop throughout the day, it repairs, refuels, and relaxes at bedtime. 

As much as your body, your brain also benefits from a full night’s sleep. It sorts through the information stored during the day and stores it away in the right compartments. Brain cells reorganize and release chemical messengers. That’s why you feel refreshed and alert after a deep slumber.

If you’re thinking of getting away with only a few hours of shut-eye, you’re probably putting your body through irrevocable damage. Lack of sleep can make you drowsy mid-meetings and leave you grumpy, but that’s not all. Not getting enough sleep can have serious downsides besides making you feel groggy the whole day through. It can raise your risks of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and even early death

Now that you know why having 7 to 9 hours of sleep is vital, let’s see what you can do to improve your chances of getting it. 

If what comes to your mind are sleeping pills, hold that thought! While they can be a necessity for some, for most people, there are better choices out there. By their nature, prescription-strength sleep medications can make you dizzy and drowsy throughout the day, as most of them are designed to sedate. 

However, there are alternative natural sleep support supplements that can contribute to your relaxation and sleepiness in a more gentle, holistic, and even delicious way. This is why we created Novomins 5 HTP Gummies. So, what is 5HTP?

5-HTP: Let’s Sleep On It

5-HTP or 5-Hydroxytryptophan, is a natural amino acid produced by your body (Amino acids are building blocks of protein, if you need a bit of a refresher)

The body generates 5-HTP from another amino acid tryptophan, which is termed an essential amino acid (meaning that it can’t be synthesized and has to be taken from the outside through food). This 5-HTP gets converted into serotonin inside your body and serotonin again undergoes a chemical reaction to produce melatonin. 

Melatonin is the hormone involved in your sleep-wake cycles. Your brain produces melatonin when it’s dark, signaling your body that it’s time to hit the hay and its levels decrease in the morning, telling you it’s time to wake up.

If you find it hard to catch some quality ZZZs at night, it probably means that this chemical messenger system in your body is messed up. Maybe it’s your diet, lack of exposure to sunlight, lack of exercise, or it can even be your genetics. 

Wait, that’s not all. Sleep disorders and psychological disorders such as anxiety, depression, and chronic stress also go hand in hand. It can be low serotonin levels that are causing these problems or one of these conditions can be leading to another. For example, if you’re depressed or stressed, you’ll likely find it hard to fall asleep at night. On the other hand, sleepless nights can aggravate your bad mood, stress, and anxiety problems. It’s a vicious circle where 5HTP plays one of the leading roles.

5-HTP supplementation, however, has been found to act both as an antidepressant and a sleep inducer. Once within the body, it increases levels of serotonin, which is a known stress mediator.

In addition to these qualities, 5-HTP has some additional benefits that can also help with your bedtime. It’s known to be an effective treatment for fibromyalgia, which is a condition that causes widespread body pain, sleep issues, and fatigue. 5-HTP also curbs migraine headaches which can be another reason for your sleepless nights.

Novomins 5 HTP Gummies

Our 5HTP Nighttime Gummies are infused with a blend of components that are proven to help you relax and wind down before bed.  

One of them is Magnesium which helps maintain your body’s internal clock and promotes quality sleep. (This internal clock is what controls your cycles of sleeping and waking up. It lets you know when you should go to bed and when you should wake up. This rhythm is also known as the Circadian rhythm and is influenced mostly by light)

Magnesium is proven to help you sleep better, for longer. It also relaxes your muscles, making it easier for you to rest at night. Supplementation with magnesium has been found to reduce the levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the blood. It has also been found to relieve anxiety and stress.That means it can calm your nerves, thus easily lulling you into a peaceful slumber. 

Novomins 5-HTP Gummies also contain L-Theanine, another amino acid that helps with stress, anxiety, depression, and sleep problems. Taking L-theanine at night improves the quality of your sleep without numbing your senses, so you won’t feel sluggish all day long. 

Another compound included in our nighttime gummies is vitamin B12 which controls natural sleep-wake cycles. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) approves vitamin B12 for the treatment of tiredness and fatigue, which plays a major role in the quality of your sleep. They also contain vitamin B5, which is known as the anti-stress vitamin. Vitamin B has also been proven to treat depressive disorders. 

Glycine, another amino acid in Novomins 5-HTP Gummies, helps improve your sleep quality and helps you sleep longer. Having a good quality sleep at night will make sure that you won’t doze off during the daytime, thus will leave you more energized and focused. 

Acerola cherry extract, which contains high amounts of vitamin C is also blended into these delicious 5-HTP gummies and it helps to further reduce stress levels and bring down the fatigue. 

Another feel-good compound added to the mix is taurine, which is yet another amino acid that eases anxiety .  

Summing up…

Experts suggest that having a set evening routine will make it easier for you to de-stress, wind down, and ease into sleep. It’s one way of letting your body and mind know that it’s bedtime.  

Novomins 5-HTP Gummies are the perfect addition to your nighttime routine. They will relax your body, relieve your stress, and bring serenity to your night. 

After taking these gummies, you can dim down your lights, put away your screens, and lie back to enjoy a night of good quality sleep.

We promise you will never have to count sheep again. Never!


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Dr Peter McQuillan
BDS, MFDS P1, Dip Ortho Founder & Chief Formulator
With over 15 years of experience in the healthcare sector, Dr McQuillan is a highly esteemed professional in the healthcare space.


Akil Memishi
BSc Hons Pharmacology, ICH GCP Founder & Chief Clinical Researcher
Akil Memishi, co-founder of Novomins, combines his extensive clinical research experience with a passion for developing scientifically-backed nutritional products.
Review Date:
3 February 2023
Next Review:
3 February 2025
Published On:
22 January 2024
Last Updated:
4 October 2023