How Sip2Sleep® Helps Shift Workers Reset Their Sleep-Wake Cycle

How Sip2Sleep® Helps Shift Workers Reset Their Sleep-Wake Cycle

For many shift workers, maintaining a healthy sleep-wake cycle can feel like an uphill battle. The irregular hours and constantly changing schedules can wreak havoc on the body's internal clock, leading to a range of sleep-related issues that can impact both health and quality of life. But there's good news: Sip2Sleep® offers a science-backed, natural solution that can help shift workers reset their circadian rhythm and achieve the restful, restorative sleep they need to feel their best. 

Let’s take a closer look at how Sip2Sleep® works, the key ingredients that make it so effective, and how it can be incorporated into a holistic sleep strategy for optimal results.

Understanding Shift Work Sleep Disorder (SWSD)

Shift Work Sleep Disorder, or SWSD, is a common condition that affects many people who work non-traditional hours, such as night shifts, early morning shifts, or rotating shifts. The symptoms of SWSD can vary from person to person, but often include:

  • Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  • Excessive sleepiness during waking hours
  • Trouble concentrating or focusing on tasks
  • Irritability, mood changes, or depression

Over time, the chronic sleep disruption caused by SWSD can take a serious toll on both physical and mental health. Studies have shown that shift workers are at higher risk for a range of health problems, including:

Health Problem


Metabolic disorders

Shift workers are at higher risk for obesity and diabetes

Cardiovascular disease

Shift work is associated with an increased risk of hypertension and heart disease

Gastrointestinal problems

Shift workers are more likely to experience ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome

Mental health issues

Shift work can contribute to depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders

So what causes SWSD? The primary culprit is the misalignment between the body's natural circadian rhythms (which are regulated by exposure to light and darkness), the drive to sleep that builds up over the course of the day, and the demands of the work schedule. When these factors are out of sync, it can be difficult for the body to know when it's supposed to be awake and when it's supposed to be asleep, leading to the symptoms of SWSD.

The Science Behind Sip2Sleep®'s Key Ingredients

Sip2Sleep® is formulated with a proprietary blend of Montmorency tart cherry extract and Venetron®, two powerful ingredients that work together to promote healthy sleep.

Montmorency Tart Cherry Extract

Montmorency tart cherry is a special kind of cherry with surprising benefits for insomnia. Here's what makes it so effective:



Natural source of melatonin

Montmorency tart cherries provide a natural source of melatonin, the hormone that regulates the sleep-wake cycle

Rich in proanthocyanidins

The ruby red pigments in this specific cherry are proanthocyanidins, natural compounds that help increase the brain availability of tryptophan—an essential amino acid and precursor to the natural sleep aid serotonin

Inhibits tryptophan degradation

Proanthocyanidins inhibit an enzyme (indoleamine 2,3 dioxygenase) that degrades tryptophan, a known predictor of insomnia. By minimizing tryptophan degradation, Montmorency tart cherry extract may allow tryptophan to work more effectively in the body while increasing bioavailability for serotonin synthesis, leading to a positive effect on sleep while improving mood and decreasing inflammation

In fact, researchers at Louisiana State University presented data in 2018 showing that drinking Montmorency tart cherry juice just twice a day for two weeks helped increase total sleep time by nearly 90 minutes among older adults with insomnia.


Venetron® is a patented, purified, powdered extract derived from the Rafuma leaf, Apocynum venetum, which is a safe botanical alternative to St. John's Wort. It helps improve sleep by:



Not affecting the CYP3A pathway

Unlike many OTC natural substances (such as St. John's Wort) and medications that can impact the CYP3A pathway in the liver, Venetron® does not increase the risk of side effects and other drug interactions

Containing bioactive flavonoids

Venetron® is rich in bioactive flavonoids that have been shown to have sleep-promoting effects

Supporting serotonin concentrations

In clinical trials, Venetron® has been shown to reduce the degradation of serotonin in the blood and brain, thus helping sleep and improving mood

Producing a calming effect

Venetron® acts on the GABA-ergic system to produce a calming effect that can help promote relaxation and sleep

Clinical Evidence of Effectiveness for Shift Workers

At Sip2Sleep®, we're not just about natural ingredients; we're about scientifically validated results. Our latest observational study in July 2023 underscores the effectiveness of Sip2Sleep® in enhancing sleep quality and overall well-being.

Key findings from the study include:



Improved Sleep Quality

Participants experienced an average increase of 1.38 points on a 10-point sleep quality scale, a significant improvement when using Sip2Sleep® (p < 0.001)

Enhanced Daytime Alertness

Users reported an average increase of 1.47 points in daytime alertness, indicating a notable enhancement in daily functioning (p < 0.001)

Reduced Insomnia Severity

The study revealed a decrease in the Insomnia Severity Index (ISI) scores from 17.4 to 13.4, demonstrating Sip2Sleep®'s effectiveness in alleviating insomnia symptoms

Anxiety Reduction

Participants saw a reduction in their anxiety levels, with average scores decreasing from 8.3 to 5.88

Diverse Demographic Impact

This study encompassed a broad range of adults, showing that Sip2Sleep® is effective across various demographics in improving sleep and reducing anxiety

Our commitment to science and your sleep goes beyond just natural ingredients. Sip2Sleep® is backed by research and real results, ensuring that you enjoy a restful night and a more vibrant day.

Incorporating Sip2Sleep® into a Holistic Shift Work Sleep Strategy

While Sip2Sleep® can be a powerful tool for promoting healthy sleep in shift workers, it's important to remember that it works best as part of a comprehensive sleep strategy. Here are some tips for getting the most out of Sip2Sleep® and optimizing your sleep as a shift worker:

  • Follow the recommended timing and dosage: For best results, take Sip2Sleep® 30 minutes before bedtime, and be consistent with your usage.
  • Practice good sleep hygiene: Create a sleep-friendly environment by keeping your bedroom dark, quiet, and cool. Establish a consistent bedtime routine, and avoid stimulating activities (like watching TV or using your phone) before bed.
  • Use strategic light exposure: Exposure to bright light at the right times can help regulate your circadian rhythm. If possible, try to get some sunlight exposure during your breaks at work, and avoid bright light when you're trying to sleep.
  • Incorporate relaxation techniques: Techniques like deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, or meditation can help calm the mind and body and prepare you for sleep.
  • Consider other circadian rhythm management strategies: In addition to using Sip2Sleep®, you may also benefit from other strategies like exercise, light therapy, or anchor sleep (a consistent sleep schedule on days off).

Your Journey to Better Sleep Starts with Sip2Sleep®

For shift workers struggling with the challenges of SWSD, Sip2Sleep® offers a safe, effective, and natural solution for resetting the sleep-wake cycle and achieving more restful, restorative sleep. By targeting the root causes of circadian misalignment with its unique blend of Montmorency tart cherry extract and Venetron®, Sip2Sleep® can help combat the symptoms of SWSD and support overall health and well-being.

Of course, Sip2Sleep® is just one piece of the puzzle when it comes to managing sleep as a shift worker. By combining Sip2Sleep® with other evidence-based strategies like good sleep hygiene, strategic light exposure, and relaxation techniques, shift workers can take a proactive, holistic approach to optimizing their sleep and circadian health.

If you're a shift worker or busy professional struggling with sleep issues, talk to your healthcare provider about whether Sip2Sleep® may be right for you. With its proven effectiveness and excellent safety profile, Sip2Sleep® is a valuable tool in the toolkit for anyone looking to prioritize their sleep and improve their overall health and quality of life.

Ready to start your journey to better sleep? Try Sip2Sleep® today and experience the difference that clinically proven sleep support can make. Visit our website to learn more and your best night's sleep is just a sip away with Sip2Sleep®.

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