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What Is Collagen PM? Its Natural Ingredients, Sleep-Enhancing Benefits, and Bedtime Dosage

If you’ve ever had a sleepless night full of tossing and turning, then you know the dreadful impact that it has on you the next day…

Grogginess. Irritability. And downright exhaustion.

A type of exhaustion that 5 cups of coffee can’t even cure.

If falling asleep (and staying asleep) is the hardest thing you do in a day, the perfect sleep solution may just exist…

The Importance of Sleep

50 to 70 million Americans are affected by a sleeping disorder. This can result in chronic disease, mental disorders, injury, a dangerous decline in daily functioning, and even death (1).

Based on a 2009 report analyzed by the Center for Disease and Control, 74,571 adults across 12 states responded with the following sleep difficulties:

  • 35% slept less than 7 hours a night
  • 48% snored
  • 38% unintentionally fell asleep during the day at least once in the past 30 days
  • 5% nodded off or fell asleep while driving in the past 30 days
Infographic: The Importance of Sleep

Now, 13 years later, Americans are still sleepy an average of three times a week. And the knee-jerk reaction for 62% of them is to quote-on-quote “shake it off”. As you’ve probably figured out, shaking it off won’t mitigate the irritability, pounding headache, or exhaustion that sleep deprivation entails (2).

So what can you do for better sleep? Is there a nighttime sleep aid, sleep-promoting tea, or natural home remedy that you can turn to?

(Yes…yes there is.)

5 Sleep-Promoting Ingredients in Collagen PM

Collagen PM is a natural nighttime sleep aid that contains 5 sleep-promoting ingredients: Grass-fed collagen, GABA, L-theanine, magnesium, and melatonin.

If you are constantly wondering what to do if you can’t sleep, this is it.

It was intentionally crafted to help you fall asleep faster while also getting deeper, higher-quality sleep. Learn what each ingredient is, along with its unique sleep-promoting benefits…

1. Grass-Fed Collagen

Grass-fed collagen is an ingredient with numerous health benefits that are known to enhance skin, hair, nails, bones, digestion, and now—sleep.

Out of the 18 amino acids in collagen, glycine is the most abundant. It’s also the amino acid that positively impacts sleep. Being an inhibitory neurotransmitter (meaning: it doesn’t stimulate the brain), it helps calm the central nervous system, making relaxation—and falling asleep—much easier (3).

One serving of Collagen PM contains 10 grams of grass-fed collagen and 2,200 milligrams of glycine.


Gamma-aminobutyric acid (or GABA) is the main inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain, meaning it suppresses stimulation. This gives GABA powerful stress-reducing and sleep-enhancing effects that millions of Americans desire.

When GABA levels are low, stress, anxiety, and sleep disturbances like insomnia arise (4, 5).

One serving of Collagen PM contains 2 grams of GABA.

3. L-Theanine

L-theanine is an amino acid that’s bursting at the seams with relaxation benefits—without the downside of drowsiness (6).

Based on a number of sleep studies, it’s suggested that one should consume 200 milligrams of L-theanine before bed to support higher quality sleep—not by sedation but by the reduction of anxiety (6).

One serving of Collagen PM contains 200 milligrams of L-theanine.

4. Magnesium

Magnesium may be one of the most underrated minerals of them all. So much so that nearly 50% of Americans don’t get enough of it (7).

In one double-blind study, 46 elderly individuals were given magnesium (500 mg) or a placebo daily for 8 weeks. Sleep, physical activity, and one’s insomnia severity index (ISI) were logged.

The results are promising…

Those supplementing with magnesium experienced the following (8):

  • A significant increase in sleep time, sleep efficiency, and melatonin
  • A significant decrease in ISI scores, cortisol (your body’s built-in alarm system), and the amount of time it took to fall asleep.

One serving of Collagen PM contains 10 milligrams of magnesium.

5. Melatonin

Melatonin—also dubbed the “sleep hormone” or the “darkness hormone” is a sleep-inducing molecule that your body naturally produces on its own. Upon nightfall, melatonin levels begin to rise and continue to elevate throughout the night, finally peaking at around three o’clock in the morning (9, 10).

Exposure to sunlight increases serotonin. The pineal gland starts the synthesis of melatonin from serotonin at night.

In a review of 19 studies including 1,683 individuals, melatonin was examined as a treatment for sleep disorders. Significant outcomes included a significant reduction in the time it takes to fall asleep, an increase in sleep time, and an improvement in overall sleep quality (11).

One serving of Collagen PM contains 5 milligrams of melatonin.

Collagen PM Dosage

When first beginning your supplementation with Collagen PM, I recommend starting with just half a scoop (or 7.5 grams).

Then after 2 or 3 nights, you can increase to one full scoop, if needed.

One full scoop of Collagen PM contains the following:

  • 10 grams of grass-fed collagen
  • 2 grams of GABA
  • 200 milligrams of L-theanine
  • 10 milligrams of magnesium
  • 5 milligrams of melatonin

How Much Sleep You Need to Function Properly

Sleep is important, but how much sleep do you need to stay healthy and alert?

According to the National Sleep Foundation, the recommended amount of sleep, based on age, is the following (12):


Recommended Sleep Durations Throughout Life

Newborns (0 to 3 months)

14 to 17 hours

Infants (4 to 11 months)

12 to 15 hours

Toddlers (1 to 2 years)

11 to 14 hours

Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)

10 to 13 hours

School-aged Children (6 to 13 years)

9 to 11 hours

Teenagers (14 to 17 years)

8 to 10 hours

Young Adults (18 to 25 years)

7 to 9 hours

Adults (26 to 64 years)

7 to 9 hours

Older Adults (over 65 years)

7 to 8 hours


Getting adequate amounts of sleep each night has an array of health benefits, including (13):

  • Enhanced cognitive performance
  • Better physiological processes (think: growth, digestion, and excretion)
  • Improved regulation of emotions
  • Greater quality of life

For additional tips on how to get higher quality sleep, read the following article: Finally Get the Sleep You Need to Live Your Best Life

Collagen PM: Your Favorite Nighttime Sleep Aid

Collagen PM contains 5 natural ingredients that enrich your nighttime slumber: Grass-fed collagen, GABA, L-theanine, magnesium, and melatonin.

This unique combination of sleep-enhancing ingredients is bound to give you the sleep you’ve been dreaming about.

Just take it from our customers who’ve gone from sleep-deprived to sleep-revived:

Chris from Florida got the best sleep of his life: “Taking Collagen PM has given me quite literally the best sleep of my life, leaving me able to wake up totally refreshed and ready to go. It's shockingly effective, and doesn't make me groggy in the morning whatsoever.”

Kate from Texas fell asleep fast and woke up feeling fresh: “I was surprised that within 45 minutes of taking Collagen PM, I got very sleepy and was able to sleep a full 8 hours without any tossing and turning! Other sleep aids make me feel like a zombie in the morning, but Collagen PM helps me fall asleep faster (and stay asleep all throughout the night) without any morning grogginess the next day.”

Chad from California no longer wakes up during the middle of the night: “I normally sleep very well. However, I had a habit of waking up at least once during the middle of the night. Not with Collagen PM though. I began having completely uninterrupted sleep for the first time in years. Wow! This has made such a huge impact on my energy, mood, health, and performance. I feel like I found something I didn't even know was missing.”

Certified Health Coach and Head of Content at NativePath (aka I’m the gal responsible for ensuring that every blog we publish helps you live life a little more #OnThePath).

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  • Karen Steinhorst

    what do you put the Chocolate collagen pm in? I don’t drink milk and I can’t imagine putting it in water.
    NativePath replied:
    Hi Karen! We like to put the Chocolate Collagen PM in warm water (like hot cocoa), or nut milk. It tastes delicious hot or iced.