SleepVance FAQ’s

What is SleepVance?

SleepVance contains a unique blend of plant-derived phytochemical ingredients and nutrients. This blend has the ability to target multiple pathways associated with sleep and mood regulation.  SleepVance optimises healthy sleep patterns, increases the quality of sleep, and alleviates symptoms and complications associated with sleep deprivation.  Prolonged poor, or inadequate sleep patterns may lead to various other serious health complications that have negative health implication.

What is the dosage of SleepVance?


Take two tablets on a daily basis 1-2 hours before bedtime with supper or a later pre-bedtime snack/drink  (preferably not on an empty stomach).

Tablets may be crushed or chewed to facilitate swallowing.


SleepVance contains 5-HTP (an amino acid) and is intended for adult use only. The specialised teenage formulation SleepVance kids is better suited for children between 8 and 18 years.

What are the side effects of SleepVance?

SleepVance generally has a low side-effect profile even when used for extended periods of time. SleepVance may increase the drowsiness caused by prescription sleeping and tranquilising drugs, opiate containing painkillers, alcohol, and narcotic containing street drugs. Gastrointestinal side effects, including abdominal fullness and nausea have been reported when taken on an empty stomach. It is therefore recommended that SleepVance is taken with meals.

Does SleepVance work?

SleepVance contains a unique blend of plant-derived (phytochemical) ingredients that help to promote healthy sleep patterns, increase sleep quality, and alleviate the daytime consequences of sleep deprivation. There are various hormones, vitamins, nutrients (i.e. micro and macro) involved in the natural sleep cycle. SleepVance  aims target each of these individual components by adopting a holistic approach developed to combat the underlying nutrient and hormonal deficiencies associated with the majority of sleeping disorders.

Each of the individual active ingredients contained in SleepVance have been scientifically proven to act on one or more of the complex pathways involved in the sleep cascade.

Where can I buy SleepVance?
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  • South Africa: At any pharmacy. No prescription is required.
  • Namibia: At any pharmacy. No prescription is required.
  • International: Email us at for international purchasing information.
Can I use SleepVance in Combination with my prescription medication?

Yes, SleepVance can be used in combination with other prescription medication such as Zolpidem, Zopiclone, loprazolam and other prescription sleeping remedies. Our experience has shown an improved outcome of individuals who use such a combination.  Please do not discontinue the use of your chronic prescription medication without the consent of your doctor. We advise against replacing any prescription medication with SleepVance. For individuals who are not on any sleeping aids, SleepVance can be taken on its own to combat sleep deprivation.

I have managed to regain my normal sleep rhythm/cycle using SleepVance, can I continue to use it daily or is there a limit to the amount of time I can use it for?

During the initial phase which usually takes about 3 – 6 months, it is recommend that two SleepVance tablets are taken daily with meals or a snack or after a meal, an hour or two before bed. SleepVance is none-habit forming and compatible with most chronic medication and is safe to use on a daily basis to optimise sleep quality, duration and healthy sleep patterns.

Will SleepVance assist me normalise my sleep cycle?

The levels of several hormones fluctuate according to the light and dark cycle and are also affected by sleep, eating habits, and general behaviour. The regulation and metabolism of several hormones are influenced by interactions between the effects of sleep and the natural circadian system; growth hormone, melatonin, cortisol, leptin, and ghrelin levels are highly correlated with sleep and circadian rhythmicity. There are also endogenous circadian mechanisms that serve to regulate glucose metabolism and similar rhythms pertaining to lipid metabolism, regulated through the actions of various clock genes. Sleep disturbance, which negatively impacts hormonal rhythms and metabolism, is also associated with obesity, insulin insensitivity, diabetes, hormonal imbalance, and appetite dysregulation. Circadian disruption, typically induced by shift work, may negatively impact health due to impaired glucose and lipid homeostasis, reversed melatonin and cortisol rhythms, and loss of clock gene rhythmicity.

Unlike most sedatives and tranquilisers, SleepVance does not cause your typical hangover/groggy feeling the next morning, tackling this complex issue at a molecular level thus resetting your biological clock and restoring your normal cycle. SleepVance is the only product that contains Dormiat-X, a scientific blend of carefully selected natural ingredients designed to restore your circadian rhythm as well as tackle various sleep related illnesses without causing any notable side-effects.

I forgot to take my SleepVance an hour after supper, how long after my last meal can I take it? I was also wondering if it won’t affect me the next morning if I take it too late at night?

We recommend taking SleepVance with a light snack. Unlike most sedatives and antihistamines, SleepVance does not cause your typical hangover/groggy feeling the next morning. We do however recommend taking SleepVance in time to ensure that you have at least 6 – 8 hours before you need to be up.

What are the different kind of sleep disorders and is SleepVance effective against all of them?

The most common types of sleep disorders are:

  • Insomnia
  • Sleep apnoea
  • Restless leg syndrome &
  • Narcolepsy

SleepVance is scientifically formulated to address each or a combination of any of these ailments making it your ideal natural product to combat sleep disorders.

How do I know if I am suffering from a sleep disorder?

People suffering from sleep deprivation typically exhibit one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Irritability
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Hallucinations
  • Impaired moral judgement
  • Feeling sleepy/tired early in the morning
  • Impaired immune system
  • Weight gain
Can I use SleepVance with my ADHD medication?

Yes, SleepVance can be used by adults (above 18 years of age, SleepVance kids from age 8-18 years) suffering from any of the following conditions or symptoms:

  • Insomnia
  • Sleep apnoea
  • Shift workers
  • Children and adults suffering from ADD and ADHD
  • Individuals with general sleep disorders
  • People battling with weight loss

Research has actually shown that the scientific natural ingredients contained in SleepVance are particularly beneficial to both ADD and ADHD patients.

I also suffer from anxiety and stress; can I take my prescription medication together with SleepVance?

SleepVance can be taken with most prescription medications however there are a few notable precautions:

  • SleepVance elicits natural sedative properties and should therefore not be taken before driving or operating heavy machinery.
  • Safety and efficacy in pregnancy and lactation has not been established and the administration of SleepVance during pregnancy and breastfeeding is therefore contraindicated.
  • Mild gastric irritation may occur if taken on an empty stomach, but generally, the natural ingredients in SleepVance has a low side effect profile.
  • Anyone with a known hypersensitivity or allergy to Valerian root, American skullcap, Passionflower, 5-HTP, Inositol or any other active or inactive ingredient in SleepVance should avoid taking SleepVance.
Will my medical aid pay for SleepVance?

Yes, SleepVance has a Nappi code, which means that the medical aid will pay for it provided that you have a medical aid savings option with available savings.

What role does SleepVance play in the prevention of obesity, stress, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance and other related disorders?

Accumulating evidence from both epidemiologic studies and well-controlled laboratory studies indicates that chronic partial sleep loss may increase the risk of obesity and weight gain. Recent studies in both adults and children have shown that sleep restriction results in metabolic and endocrine alterations, including decreased glucose tolerance, decreased insulin sensitivity, increased evening concentrations of cortisol, increased levels of ghrelin, decreased levels of leptin and increased hunger and appetite. Altogether, the evidence points to a possible role of decreased sleep duration in the current epidemic of obesity. Bedtime extension in short sleepers should be explored as a novel behavioural intervention that may prevent weight gain or facilitate weight loss. Avoiding sleep deprivation may help to prevent the development of obesity, particularly in children.

Research has shown that poor sleep may contribute to worse outcomes in people with diabetes. Poor sleep quality in people with diabetes is closely associated with bad control of blood glucose levels. Generally, people who have a hard time controlling their blood glucose levels have a greater risk of complications, have a reduced quality of life, and consequently a reduced life expectancy.

Can I take SleepVance if I am on blood thinning medication?

Yes, you can.  If you are on medicines such as warfarin to prevent blood clots, SleepVance may however increase bleeding potential and regular blood monitoring is therefore recommended. We recommend that you consult your Doctor or Pharmacist if you are on any blood thinning medication.

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