When you get a choppy night’s sleep, your energy plays hide and seek the next day. This “off balance” feeling puts a damper on bright, shiny well-being. And this damper can burnish a joyful experience, cause a lag in stride, and fuzzy thinking, along with a case or two of the yawns.

Night and day, darkness and light, peaceful slumber and ebullient vitality. These describe the ultimate 24/7 balance.

But when one flags, so does the other—it’s a vicious cycle. But there are 3 ways of breaking it and getting back to balance.


Adults should obtain approximately 7 hours of sleep per night without major interruptions. According to the Sleep Foundation, poor sleep quality has a direct impact on cogitation and mood – even only one night of erratic slumber can result in slowed thinking, irritability, fuzzy focus and flagging energy.

The top-selling sleep-inducement supplement is, without a doubt, melatonin, which was first launched as a supplement in the mid-1990s. But, ironically enough, typical melatonin products don’t truly help sleepers cross that finish line of 7 hours.

Melatonin has been broadly and deeply studied. One 2022 systematic review and meta-analysis of 23 randomized clinical trials analyzed the effects of melatonin supplementation on sleep quality as assessed by the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index and concluded that in healthy adults, melatonin supplements could improve sleep onset and quality.

Another meta-analysis of RCTs found statistically significant evidence that melatonin supplementation had a favorable impact on sleep. The authors write, “For patients with sleep disorder, sleep onset latency was significantly improved.”

Melatonin supplements have a half-life of between 40 to 60 minutes. Post supplementation, melatonin peaks at one hour and tends to disappear in the body after five hours, according to the Sleep Foundation.

Melotime™is a sustained-release melatonin that releases systematically during 8 hours of sleep. Its release profile (50% of the dose in the first hour followed by the release of the remainder at each hour for 7 hours) allows for extended slumber.  Melotime™ is shown to help promote eight hours of sound sleep. Its unique release profile not only helps promote sleep onset and sustain uninterrupted sleep, but also to awaken naturally and alert.

And while melatonin may seem to be saturating the market – according to Nutrition Business Journal‘s “Mood, Brain and Sleep Issue,” it comprised 57.5% of the healthy sleep market in 2022 – it just keeps selling.

Daytime Energy

It makes sense that if you have a busy day, and use a lot of energy, you would be tired at bedtime and have an easier time falling asleep.

So, how to improve daytime energy? Coffee in the morning tends to be a common way of clearing up the night cobwebs from the sleep-impaired brain.

There is a short-term way to improve daily energy and a long-term way to support the body in optimizing sustained energy.

CaffXtend – the Short-Term Energy: Not all caffeine-containing products act alike, depending on the amount. But, overall, caffeine levels peak in the blood between 15- and 45-minutes post-consumption, when its energizing effects are typically felt.

The “caffeine crash” occurs typically only a few hours after the last sip of coffee or energy drink, and especially happens when you are already fatigued (from a poor night’s sleep), according to Caffeine Informer.

Symptoms of a caffeine crash besides low energy & fatigue are difficulty concentrating and lack of motivation extreme sleepiness, and heightened irritability headaches, digestive issues and even increased appetite A biochemical called adenosine is also known as the sleep driver, which helps maintain sleep-wake balance. Caffeine’s effects subside as it is metabolized, upon which adenosine is then released, saturating adenosine receptors, making the individual feel tired, or hence, the “caffeine crash.”

There is a way to obtain the energizing effects of caffeine without the subsequent crash and daytime sleepiness. Using state-of-the-art technology CaffXtend was formulated to be released slowly and deliberately to ensure that the benefits of caffeine are experienced for 8 hours without the risk of the caffeine crash – and in just one dose.

Prolanza – the Long-Term Energy: High and sustained stress is known to impair sleep onset and quality. According to the American Psychiatric Association, 75% of American adults stated they were stressed out – what’s worse, more than one-quarter (27%) reported they were so extremely stressed, they couldn’t function.

No pill will automatically eliminate all stress and thus, the stress response that impairs sleep and steals energy during the day. However, there is a long-term tool that can help reduce the physiological stress response.

With long-term daily use, adaptogens are known to slowly build resilience that maintains homeostasis. The best-known adaptogen remains ashwagandha. Ashwagandha helps manage stress by normalizing and balancing the body’s physiological systems.

Typical ashwagandha supplements require multiple doses or pills daily to achieve the effects as shown through research. Prolanza® is a single-dose sustained-release, science-backed ashwagandha supplement that overcomes these challenges.

Two preclinical studies demonstrated that Prolanza™ had greater bioavailability than other ashwagandha ingredients. Additionally, in a comparative study, Prolanza™ was found to be effective in managing stress, reducing restlessness, and increasing memory recall.

The first human study was a comparative trial that compared the bioavailability of Prolanza™ and a leading branded ashwagandha ingredient. Results showed that Prolanza™ had a three-fold longer elimination half-life of total withanolides, indicating its sustained-release action. Additionally, Prolanza™ showed 5-fold higher absorption and nearly 12-fold superior bioavailability than the comparison ashwagandha, with a prolonged availability of 8-12 hours in serum.

In another human study, 100 participants took 300mg of Prolanza™ daily for 90 days, which resulted in statistically significant and clinically relevant reductions in perceived stress (9.3-fold using Perceived Stress Scale) and serum cortisol (1.7-fold) compared to the placebo group.

Another benefit was improved sleep: Prolanza™ significantly increased sleep quality 3.5-times using Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, as well as mental wellbeing (nearly two-fold using Oxford Happiness Questionnaire) compared to placebo.

No single supplement works to regain balance where energy is abundant during the day and sleep is easy at night. While Melotime, CaffXtend, and Prolanza are ideal supplements, common-sense healthy habits will also help the body achieve balance for improved well-being.

Posted by:Shardul Yeole