What is Dr. Whitaker Restful Night Extended Release?

Dr. Whitaker Restful Night Extended Release is a sleep inducing agent that promises to help one fall asleep easily, sleep for longer and more restful, and consequently wake up feeling rested. It claims to achieve this by reducing stress and therefore relaxing the mind.


These capsules contain two layers – one for reducing stress and inducing sleep, and the other for improving the quality sleep. It thus follows that we have two categories of ingredients in this formula. They are outlined below:

Restful sleep layer:

  • L-Theanine – 200mg
  • Melatonin – 5mg

Sleep induction layer:

Other ingredients:

  • Stearic acid
  • Silicon dioxide
  • Microcrystalline cellulose
  • Dicalcium phosphate
  • Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose
  • Croscarmellose sodium
  • Glycerin
  • Magnesium stearate
  • Vegetable juice color


The supplement comes in the form of tablets and in a bottle containing 30 of them. One is required to take a single tablet (dual layer) 30 minutes before going to sleep. No excessive work should be done when one has consumed this product.


By the time of this review, the retailing price, from the manufacturer’s website, was $39.99. Furthermore, there were discounts (auto delivery and bulk buying) on offer. For example, for the auto delivery offer, a bottle was going for $31.99, saving a total of $8. The bulk buying offer, on the other hand, allowed one to purchase four bottles for the price of three for a total cost of $119.97. You could also purchase seven bottles for a total cost of $199.95.

Possible Side Effects

Like with most dietary supplements, pregnant women or mothers who are breastfeeding are encouraged to seek the opinion of a health practitioner before they start using this product. It should not be kept where children can reach it and you feel drowsy after taking the capsules so no heavy tasks should be done while one is on these tablets e.g. driving or operating heavy machinery. There are no recorded possible adverse effects triggered by this product.

Manufacturer’s Commitment

From the manufacturer’s website, it’s clear they offer a 100% money-back guarantee for cases where the product falls short of the customer’s expectations. You have 90 days to return the product and get a refund if the product does not work for you. A look at the customers’ reviews reveals that while the product may work in some cases, it’s not a guarantee that it will work for you.

The Bottom Line

Judging from all that we have learned above, it would be correct to say that Dr. Whitaker Restful Night Extended Release does have some admirable aspects. The customer reviews are sufficient and verifiable. The usage directions are also clear and to the point. However, the number of dissatisfied customers from the reviews makes one doubt the effectiveness of the product. In addition, it has not indicated the expected side effects for people who use this product or for how long one should use it until they can start falling asleep naturally. This may make a potential customer consider other viable options

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