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Supplements to help with lack of sleep other than caffein

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Last Modified: 2018-03-23
Occasionally my teen kid & I lack sleep.

She needs to prepare for her exam while I sometimes have to wake up 1 hour earlier or got
activated in the middle of the night to provide support to my workplace but still have to go
to office the usual time in the morning.

I could doze off while driving after a carbo meal (bread, noodles, rice) too.

Besides caffein, what other supplement can help us keep awake to "tide" over this
tiring/lack-of-sleep periods (& we'll catch up over the weekends) or during less
crucial periods?

I read glycine & L-Tyrosine helps keep us mentally alert: any truth?

What about Essence of Chicken?   Snake oil or there's some truth?
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