If you’ve read our in-depth ZzzQuil review, you’ll know that it is a pretty basic sleep aid all things considered.
First of all, ZzzQuil uses a proprietary blend. This is always a major red flag for us. Proprietary blends aren’t necessary – they’re only ever used to hide terrible formulas from potential customers.
Then there’s the fact that ZzzQuil contains some unproven, ineffective ingredients. Because these ingredients are part of a proprietary blend, we have no idea how much of the formula they take up. So for all we know, the vast majority of ZzzQuil could be useless, unproven ingredients.
But ZzzQuil is still an extremely popular sleep aid. People all over the US, Canada, the UK, and the EU use ZzzQuil on a nightly basis to improve their sleep quality.
As such, we get asked a lot of questions about ZzzQuil.
One question we get asked a lot is “how many hours of sleep do you need with ZzzQuil?”
Does ZzzQuil allow you to get less sleep than usual?
Below we will explain the answer to this question in as much detail as possible.
How much sleep should you get while on ZzzQuil?
The first thing we need to make clear is that sleep aids do not reduce the amount of sleep you need to get each night.
Using a sleep aid, any sleep aid, doesn’t mean you can get away with less sleep.
Sleep stacks, like ZzzQuil, are designed to help you get more, better quality sleep. The idea is that using these supplements allows you to get 8 hours of solid, restful, restorative sleep each and every night. They also offer a natural, side effect-free solution to jet lag or insomnia.
So the answer to the question “how much sleep do I need on ZzzQuil” is: “the same as always – 8 hours!”
Everybody should be aiming for 8 hours of sleep every single night.
It doesn’t matter how well you think you function after 6 hours of sleep.
We don’t care if you can “sleep when you’re dead”.
Every single human being alive performs best and lives longest when getting 7-8 hours of good quality sleep every night. This is true whether you’re using ZzzQuil or not. ZzzQuil should just make it easier for you to get your 8 hours of top quality sleep.
But as we said at the start of this page, ZzzQuil is not particularly effective at promoting a solid 8 hour sleep.
There are far more effective sleep aids out there. Check out some of our sleep aid reviews and you’ll see what we mean!