An Herbal Sleep Formula That's Changed My Life

By John G. McGarvey /

An Herbal Sleep Formula That's Changed My Life

We just launched Mental Tranquility, one of two new formulas for DAO Labs (part of our new Sleep Series formulas) and I couldn’t be happier – because this formula delivers a level of quality, uninterrupted sleep like I have never experienced. For me, it quiets my overactive “2 AM racing mind” and provides next day mental alertness and focus that I didn’t think possible.

Mental Tranquility is inspired by a popular and powerful herbal formula comprised of 15 sustainably-sourced herbs that we’ve paired with a warming black cherry-spice combination. One-two scoops a day and I sleep soundly and restfully, helping reduce my nighttime stress and anxiousness and keeping my mind quiet in the night.

This formula has changed my life.

The 2 AM Racing Mind

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been an anxious and nervous person. I’m high type-A and a perfectionist, characteristics that are great in certain situations, but work against me in others.   It was in college that I began to regularly suffer from the 2 AM racing mind syndrome. A typical night, particularly when I was stressed from my course load or other factors was like this:

  • Wake-up at 2 AM and immediately think about something I didn’t get done.
  • Become stressed over the above matter.
  • Look at the clock and realize it was the middle of the night. I would now be wide-awake.
  • Become more stressed over the matter, particularly because I wasn’t sleeping.

This cycle wasn’t every night, but it was a common pattern that has continued at various points throughout my career.  

Does this sound familiar?

Start-Up Stress for a Company Focused on Balance & Mindfulness

When we were launching DAO Labs two years ago, the start-up stress and pressures were becoming unbearable. Despite trying to maintain a rigorous health routine to empty my head, the stress wouldn’t subside and my desire for certainty in a less than certain environment became counterproductive – not surprisingly, going to bed really didn’t help.

That’s when I called my partner and talented Chinese medicine doctor, Dr. Eric Karchmer. Chinese medicine is all about balance and “treating the whole”, and while there isn’t an herbal formula for sleep per se, there are several herbal combinations that treated other conditions within the body that lead to uninterrupted sleep: He quickly prescribed a formula that I’ve been testing for over a year now, and I can say that without a doubt it has radically altered my sleep and life for the better.

The Formula That Changed My Life: Mental Tranquility

We worked for nearly a year to overcome the challenges of making these powerful herbs taste good (Chinese herbal medicine is an incredibly powerful practice, but the herbal formulas typically taste terrible) and the results couldn’t be better: I add a scoop of Mental Tranquility to a glass of water room temperature water (no boiling required – a first for Chinese herbs), allowing the formula to naturally dissolve: The flavors couldn’t be more refreshing.

Here is my nighttime situation now:

  • After about 2-3 days of regularly taking the formula, I begin to feel more relaxed, focused and happier during the day.
  • I tend to fall more naturally to sleep at night.
  • Should I wake-up in the middle of the night, I can easily fall back to sleep.
  • I typically wake-up earlier, with a natural desire to “get a jump on the day” (in this case, I typically have fresh ideas for DAO).

I’m so incredibly proud to bring this product to market, as it’s made me not only more productive with my job, but my wife can always tell when I’m taking it regularly. How’s that for an endorsement on efficacy?

If the above scenario describes your current sleep situation, I encourage you to learn more about this formula – for me, there’s nothing quite like it. We have a 100% happiness guarantee and if the formula is a fit, it’s will be an incredible entry to this beautiful practice that I’m proud to be making more accessible.

Sweet dreams.

Want to give Mental Tranquility a try?  Use code MTSLEEP at checkout and save 20% on your first order.  I'd love to hear what you think.

John G. McGarvey is a co-founder of DAO Labs and a regular contributor to The Way. A frequent visitor to China and Asia for both business and pleasure, he is an avid consumer of Chinese medicine. He can be reached at

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