Two Islands Nightcap is a natural herbal elixir supporting relaxation and quality restorative sleep. This synergistic blend helps calm a busy mind and relax the body to support falling asleep and most importantly, staying soundly asleep.
Scientifically researched Safr’Inside™ Saffron is a superstar supporter of mood and a quiet mind, and also helps soothe nervous tension. Herbal adaptogen Ashwagandha provides further nervous system support helping to support you to unwind and de-stress. Combined with Passionflower and Tart Cherry to support relaxation of the body, this powerful formula is the ideal recipe to support a deep, regenerative night’s sleep.
|Extracts equivalent to (per 5ml serve)|
Tart cherry (Prunus cerasus) dried fruit
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) dried root
Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) dried herb
Safr'Inside™ Saffron (Crocus sativus) fresh stigma
In a base of fibrulose, purified water, glycerol, citric acid, cyclodextrin, thaumatin and potassium sorbate.
Tart cherries, also known as sour cherries, are rich in phytonutrients, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory compounds. Research shows that consumption is associated with an increase in several global measures of sleep quality, including time spent in bed, total sleep time and total sleep efficiency.
Ashwagandha is an adaptogen, meaning it can improve your body’s ability to cope with and adapt to stress. Its benefits have been well-researched, with findings including a reduction in stress, anxiety and depression. Because of its stress-alleviating properties, consumption of Ashwagandha has been clinically researched to improve sleep quality including sleep onset latency (the time it takes to fall asleep) and sleep efficiency.
Passionflower is part of the passiflora family, the same family as passionfruit, and is considered a nervine, meaning that it can help to support and act therapeutically on the nervous system to provide a sedative effect. Clinical studies show that passionflower is effective in reducing stress and anxiety caused by lifestyle stressors, which ultimately can improve sleep and sleep quality.
Safr’Inside™ Saffron is a patented, scientifically researched saffron extract that has been shown to cause a 60% decrease in overall stress levels, with effects being noticed in as little as 5 days. It also has sleep-enhancing properties and is effective in improving the ease of getting to sleep, sleep duration and overall sleep quality.
Adults 16 years and above: Take 5mls 1 hour before bed or as professionally advised. If waking in the night, take another 5mls.
Children 12-15 years: Take 3mls 1 hour before bed or as professionally advised.
Shake bottle before use. Use within 90 days of opening.
- Not recommended during pregnancy. Consult your healthcare professional before use if breastfeeding.
- No added flavours, colours, artificial sweeteners, gluten, soy, dairy or wheat.
- Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
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Begin your day with a better sleep
Sleep, alongside exercise and a balanced diet, is one of three key pillars to health. Most adults require at least 7 hours of sleep each night, however busy schedules, caffeine overload and an anxious mind can often get in the way.
Getting enough sleep is imperative for health and performance, however not a reality for most adults in New Zealand. More than one third of adults in New Zealand are not getting enough sleep or experience some form of sleep problem.
Regular, good quality deep sleep schedules are important for brain functioning, emotional wellbeing and physical health. Many bodily functions occur when we sleep, including memory restoration, tissue repair and appetite regulation.
Not getting enough sleep can prevent these from occurring, as well as causing mood and concentration issues, increased ability to get sick and sleepiness during the day. Additionally, lack of sleep is associated with a greater risk of certain diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and poor mental health.
Who is Nightcap suitable for?
Containing tart cherry, ashwagandha, passionflower, and saffron, Nightcap has been formulated to help those who may have insomnia and struggle to fall asleep, those with an anxious or busy mind preventing high quality sleep, and those who just wake up still feeling tired and fatigued. Nightcap can assist with your sleep problems, including helping you fall asleep, helping you stay asleep, and helping you receive an overall good quality sleep. Anxiolytic passionflower can help support the nervous system to ease you into a state of calm, while soothing tart cherry works to totally relax the physical body, preparing you for a good night’s sleep. Ashwagandha and saffron can both help to support sleep in those with insomnia, and work synergistically to enhance your quality of sleep, so that it is deep, restful, restorative, and allows you to wake up feeling rejuvenated.
With the inclusion of adaptogenic ashwaganda, anxiolytic passionflower and Safr’Inside™ saffron which has been shown to reduce levels of cortisol by up to 44%, Nightcap is also suitable for those experiencing acute stress during the day to further support their nervous system and provide a sense of calm.
Nightcap is also safe for children 12 years and above, where sleep forms a crucial part of their growth and development. It can help to support their nervous system during times of need, as well as a restful night’s sleep. Children 12-15 years take 3mls and children 16 years and above take 5mls 1 hour before bed, or as otherwise prescribed by a healthcare professional.
What sleep troubles can Nightcap help with?
Nightcap can assist with a number of sleep troubles, from relaxing the physical body to calming the stressed or anxious mind, ultimately helping you to fall asleep, stay asleep and allowing you to receive a restful and good quality sleep. Passionflower acts to support the nervous system by having a sedative-like effect on the body, while ashwagandha and saffron act to reduce stress levels to calm and quieten an overactive mind, Nightcap is a natural sleep aid that can help with insomnia, poor sleep quality and any stress or anxiety that may be affecting sleep.
How quickly does Nightcap work?
This will be very dependent on the individual and factors such as your own absorption abilities, stress levels, adrenal health and the degree of sleep issues.
Generally you can expect to have a noticeable relaxation effect within 1-2 hours after taking the recommended bedtime dose. If you do not notice an improvement within the first night, we recommend continuing to take Nightcap nightly, as with all herbs, the product is designed to build efficacy over time. The dose that works best for each individual may vary.
Is Nightcap alcohol free?
Yes! Many similar sleep supporting products use alcohol as part of their extraction process which isn’t suitable for everyone. We chose to formula Nightcap in a way that ensures maximum efficacy without the use of alcohol.
Is Nightcap vegan friendly?
Yes, Nightcap is vegan friendly making it suitable forboth vegans and vegetarians.
Can children have Nightcap?
Yes! Children from 12 years and above can safely take Nightcap. Children 12-15 years take 3mls and children 16 years and above take 5mls 1 hour before bed, or as otherwise prescribed by a healthcare professional.
What flavour is Nightcap and what does it taste like?
We worked hard, across multiple iterations to create a herbal sleep support product that is palatable without compromising on potency. Nightcap contains no added flavouring and is sweetened with thaumatin, a natural fruit-derived sweetener. You can taste the undertones of Tart Cherry that is perfectly balanced with a pleasant sweetness with no overwhelming bitterness. Easy to take on its own straight from a spoon. Taste is always subjective however and some of our customers prefer to have Nightcap chilled or diluted with a little water.
Will Nightcap give me vivid dreams?
If you are having particularly vivid dreams after taking Nightcap, it may be your body’s natural response to falling into a deeper, more restful sleep. Nightcap has been formulated to support healthy sleep patterns to support deep, restorative sleep which includes REM sleep, the sleep cycle known for causing vivid dreams. If you are spending more time in the stage of sleep where dreams are most likely to occur, this may naturally lead to an increase in vivid dreams.
Is Nightcap pregnancy and breastfeeding friendly?
Nightcap is not recommended during pregnancy and we recommend checking with your doctor, midwife or healthcare professional before consumption, as with any new supplementation while breastfeeding.
Who is Nightcap not suitable for?
We do not recommend taking Nightcap during pregnancy and we recommend checking with your healthcare professional before use if breastfeeding.
Can I take Nightcap alongside anti-depressant medication?
Yes, Nightcap is suitable to take alongside anti-depressant medication. Research confirms the close relationship between insomnia and depression so those who are taking anti-depressant medication may need support getting a restful, restorative night’s sleep. Many sleep supporting products contain 5-HTP which is contraindicated (unable to be taken) with anti-depressants. As Nightcap is free of 5-HTP, it is safe to take alongside this type of medication.