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Restful sleep. It’s the foundation of well-being, yet for many Canadian women, it remains frustratingly out of reach. If you’ve found yourself wrestling with the sheets, glancing at the clock at all hours of the night, you’re not alone. The search for that elusive good night’s sleep has often been exhaustive and, until now, largely fruitless. But what if the answer has been rooted in ancient wisdom all along?

Modernizing Ancient Wisdom

Finding new herbs to support you is a lesson in detective work that involves ethnobotanists, scientists, and even archaeologists! Looking back through history, we found a sleep-promoting herb carved into hieroglyphics and mentioned in texts across ancient Rome and Greece. Can you believe that the plant’s earliest cultivation was recorded almost 5,000 years ago, in 2680 BC?1

Enter Lactuca sativa, also known as wild lettuce, a plant with a long-standing history in Ancient Egypt, now making its debut in the Canadian market. This natural alternative offers new hope to those who feel they’ve “tried everything”.

Exploring Wild Lettuce

The sleep-promoting properties of Lactuca were better documented by Hildegard of Bingen, a historical medical practitioner and writer, between 1098 and 1179.2  It contains two potent compounds, lactucin and lactucopicrin, which have now been studied for their sedative effects. These natural compounds have been shown to help soothe the nervous system, possibly increasing gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) levels, a brain chemical that is crucial for calming busy neurons. With its introduction to the arena of sleep herbs, Lactuca sativa presents a new option for our community.

Before we continue though, we want you to consider two questions:

  1. When thinking about your evening routine, how important is it for you to use products that align with a natural lifestyle? 
  2. On a scale from 1 to 10, how much would you value a sleep product that contributes to your wellness without the risk of dependency?
Rooting for New Options

In a fast-paced world that often leaves us overstimulated and under-rested, Lactuca sativa presents an old yet new solution, one that aligns perfectly with the body’s natural rhythms. The typical Canadian woman balances work, family, and a myriad of other responsibilities, all of which can lead to the kind of stress that keeps our minds racing at night.

For the Canadian woman who has navigated the dizzying array of sleep tips and tricks, the launch of a product containing Lactuca sativa is more than just another option; it’s an invitation.

The Best Version of Yourself Starts with a GoodNight!

This innovative natural sleep aid combines the tranquil effects of Lactuca sativa with other powerful, sleep-enhancing ingredients like L-tryptophan, magnesium, and lemon balm. Each element has been carefully chosen for its ability to support and enhance your sleep cycle, helping you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and wake feeling refreshed. GoodNight! represents a harmonious blend of nature’s best, specifically formulated for those who have sought relief in countless other remedies without success.

Many of us are familiar with the groggy ‘hangover’ effects of many common sleep aids, but the melatonin-free GoodNight! works WITH your body to promote natural sleep cycles.


What’s In It?

Great question. We’ve already spoken about the benefits of wild lettuce, but the other ingredients deserve some attention!

  • L-Tryptophan: An essential amino acid that serves as a precursor to both melatonin and serotonin, the sleep hormone and a neurotransmitter involved in regulating mood. This way, you wake up ready to tackle the day.
  • Magnesium: A mineral that plays a role in over 300 enzyme reactions, known for its ability to relax muscles and ease the nervous system.
  • Lemon Balm: An herb that has been used traditionally to improve mood and alleviate stress, aiding in better sleep. Lemon balm specifically targets all of those racing thoughts that keep you awake before bed including, “Did I finish that project?”, “Are lunches packed?”, or “Did I respond to her about this Saturday?”
Wrapping Up

We invite you to discover the difference with GoodNight!—a product designed with your best rest in mind. Whether you’ve struggled with insomnia or simply want to improve your sleep quality, GoodNight! offers a safe, effective solution. By integrating this unique blend of wild lettuce, known for its soothing properties, with other naturally calming ingredients, GoodNight! ensures that your sleep is not just good enough, but deeply restorative.


Additional Sleep Tips to Help Support your Slumber
  1. Keep a consistent sleep schedule – Try to go to sleep and wake up at about the same time every day — even on weekends.
  2. Create a relaxing bedtime routine – Take a warm bath, do some gentle stretches, meditate, read a good book or listen to soothing music.
  3. Eliminate blue light exposure – Turn off all electronic devices (including TV) or put them on sleep mode 1 hour before bed.
  4. Exercise regularly – All you need is 30 mins of aerobic activity daily (includes walking).
  5. Limit caffeine intake – The effects of caffeine can last 3 to 7 hours after consumption. 
  6. Limit napping – While short naps can be beneficial, it’s important to take them early in the afternoon to not interfere with your nighttime sleep routine. Keep them short — ideally 30 minutes or less.
  7. Make your sleep environment work for you – A cool, dark, quiet room may help you fall asleep and stay asleep more easily. A bedroom temperature between 60°F and 67°F (15.6°C and 19.4°C) is the optimal temperature for sleeping.
  8. Manage Stress – Thinking about things you’re worried about can keep you awake at night. Try writing down your to do’s to help prioritize them; journaling; meditate; or use a weighted blanket.
  9. Sex – Studies show having sex can help improve the quality of your sleep.
  10. Try out A.Vogel’s GoodNight!,scientifically formulated to support your full sleep cycle.

Get 20% off using KGMTL20 – A.Vogel GoodNight – Natural Sleep Aid Supplement Non-Addictive Vegan – A.Vogel Canada (avogel.ca)

Sleep Well. Rise to Your Potential.

Article By:

Dr. Owen Wiseman, ND
Medical Advisor

Dr. Owen Wiseman, voted Ottawa’s Best Health Educator in 2022 and 2023, moves beyond quick fixes to deliver life-altering health transformations. As a naturopathic doctor and Medical Advisor to A.Vogel, he’s a sought-after public speaker, consultant, and valuable contributor to various boards and committees. His passion is promoting nature therapy’s clinical benefits and helping Canadians get WISE about their health!


  1. Shi, Min, et al. “Phytochemicals, nutrition, metabolism, bioavailability, and health benefits in lettuce—A comprehensive review.” Antioxidants 11.6 (2022): 1158.
  2. Wallis, Faith. “Hildegard of Bingen: Illness and Healing.” The Cambridge Companion to Hildegard of Bingen (2021): 144.


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