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Nightcap

Every good day starts with a good night's sleep

$59

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.

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.

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Nightcap - Ingredients

Per 5ml serve

Extracts equivalent to
Tart cherry (Prunus cerasus) dried fruit 5,000mg
-Equiv. Proanthocyanins 30mg
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) dried root 1,000mg
-Equiv. Withanolides 2.5mg
Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) dried herb 1,000mg
Safr'Inside™ Saffron (Crocus sativus) fresh stigma 150mg

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.

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.

Alcohol will not interfere with the herbs in Nightcap however it is important to note how any amount alcohol before bed affects sleep. Perhaps the most misunderstood “sleep aid”, alcohol falls into a class of drugs called sedatives and sedation is not the same as sleep. Despite popular belief, alcohol before bed doesn’t help you fall asleep faster, it is simply knocking out your cortex in the brain and sedating you more quickly so you lose consciousness, but you don’t go into naturalistic sleep. Alcohol also litters your “sleep” with many more awakenings throughout the night causing you to wake up more frequently and preventing you from a consolidated, continuous bout of sleep throughout the night. And finally, alcohol is very good at blocking your dream sleep or rapid eye movement (REM) sleep which is essential for a number of different reasons including memory consolidation, mood and learning. In terms of a sleep aid, alcohol is anything but, however thankfully we’ve got just the Nightcap that is.

For adults 16 years and above, take 5mls one hour before bed or as professionally advised. If you wake during the night, take another 5mls.

For Children 12-15 years, take 3mls one hour before bed or as professionally advised.

Remember to shake bottle before use and use within 90 days of opening.

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.

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.   

Yes, Nightcap is free from gluten, dairy, soy, wheat, animal products, added flavours, colours and artificial sweetener.

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.

Yes, Nightcap is vegan friendly making it suitable for both vegans and vegetarians.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cyclodextrin is a cyclic oligosaccharide consisting of 6 glucose molecules. It has a unique ability to capture bitterness on the back of the tongue, avoiding unpalatable bitter tastes. The inclusion of this has allowed us to ensure high potency of herbs (some very bitter), a hallmark of Two Islands, in a pleasant tasting sleep supporting elixir.

We do not recommend taking Nightcap during pregnancy and we recommend checking with your healthcare professional before use if breastfeeding.

Benefits

Synergistic actions of ashwagandha and passionflower help to quiet the mind and work alongside sleep-enhancing tart cherry and saffron to help the body slip into a state of complete relaxation, inducing deep sleep with ease.

Tart cherry, ashwagandha and saffron act to improve and promote sleep quality by reducing symptoms of insomnia, prolonging sleep duration, encouraging a regular sleeping pattern and helping the body remain in a state of deep sleep.

Adaptogenic properties of ashwagandha alongside sedative-like properties of passionflower help manage cortisol levels and alleviate stress and anxiety, calming nerves to achieve a peaceful state of mind.

Soothing action of tart cherry alleviates muscle soreness and calms tight muscles to relax and de-tense the body, achieving an ultimate state of comfort to induce a relaxing, natural sleep.

How to take

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One 5ml serve daily.

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.

For best results we recommend taking nightly. Shake bottle before use.

Always read the label and use as directed.

If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional.

Store below 25°C in a dry place
Pro tip:

Nightcap is suitable to take in the day during times of acute stress to help support the nervous system and provide a sense of calm. But don’t worry, the absence of the necessary conditions for sleep during the day, such as complete darkness, means you’ll benefit from Nightcap’s powerful stress support without the zzzz’s.


  • Not recommended during pregnancy

  • Consult your healthcare professional before use if breastfeeding.

  • No added gluten or dairy

  • Vegan friendly

  • Alcohol free

One 5ml serve daily.

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.

For best results we recommend taking nightly. Shake bottle before use.

Always read the label and use as directed.

If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional.

Store below 25°C in a dry place
One 5ml serve daily.

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.

For best results we recommend taking nightly. Shake bottle before use.

Always read the label and use as directed.

If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional.

Store below 25°C in a dry place
Pro tip:

Nightcap is suitable to take in the day during times of acute stress to help support the nervous system and provide a sense of calm. But don’t worry, the absence of the necessary conditions for sleep during the day, such as complete darkness, means you’ll benefit from Nightcap’s powerful stress support without the zzzz’s.


  • Not recommended during pregnancy

  • Consult your healthcare professional before use if breastfeeding.

  • No added gluten or dairy

  • Vegan friendly

  • Alcohol free

What Our Customers Say

Begin your day with
a better sleep

Sleep, alongside exercise and a balanced diet, is one of three key pillars to health.

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.

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JA
29/09/2022
Jade A.
New Zealand
I recommend this product

Really like it. Totally proud of Jules!

I enjoy all my Two Islands products but I really like the Night Cap. I feel like it does a great job of helping me sleep more soundly and it tastes yum. I went to school with Julia and I’m so stoked she has created this amazing company and gorgeous products. Epsom for the win!

SO
22/09/2022
Sarah O.
New Zealand New Zealand
I recommend this product

Very impressed

I don't usually struggle with sleep but had been having a few restless nights so decided to give this a go... and it worked. Had no crazy thoughts racing through my head keeping me awake and slept the entire night waking up feeling fabulous. It even worked for my son who'd been worrying about a few things. Would definitely recommend as a great natural remedy for better sleep.

23/09/2022

Two Islands

Hey Sarah, great that Nightcap worked so well for both you and your son! Thanks for leaving us a review :)

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20/09/2022
Anonymous
New Zealand New Zealand
I recommend this product

Nightcap

Have only just started taking it, seen to be able to fall back to sleep easier when I take it.

23/09/2022

Two Islands

Thanks for the lovely review! Great to hear Nightcap is working for you :)

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19/09/2022
Anonymous
New Zealand New Zealand
I recommend this product

love it!

Tastes nice and it works for me, I certainly have a better sleep after taking it.

23/09/2022

Two Islands

Thanks for the lovely review! x


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