Took one capsule just after I had Meal 6, about ten minutes before bed. I slept great, and didn't wake up until 7:55. I had my alarm set for 8am, but my mental clock woke up just before. I don't remember it being a real deep sleep; I woke up a little drowsy, yet ready to get out of bed.
I took TWO capsules of X-Dream with Meal 6, got ready for bed, and was in the sack ten minutes later. It probably took me 10-15mins to get to sleep, but once I fell asleep I was out. I was unfortunately awoken prematurely by my brother and his friends getting ready for work (he went out last night and had a friend/co-worker crash here). It wasn't a big deal, but I wasn't able to get back asleep completely, so I was in and out of a light snooze for about 1.5hrs until I woke up at 7:20.
*Some personal/individual notes about IBE X-Dream (may not pertain to everyone)
1) Don't take it until you plan on being in bed within 30mins. If you start to feel the sedative effects, and stay up for another 30mins+, you will have a rebound of energy.
2) It is OKAY to take with meals, but you won't feel the sedative effects; however, it WILL help keep you asleep.
3) Sleep is not necessarily deeper, but you usually do wake up more refreshed; perhaps from the increased GH release?
4) One capsule is best used for sedative effects; Two capsules when having difficulty staying asleep.