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Review: Koma Unwind Relaxation Beverage


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Koma Unwind is another one of these newfangled beverages designed not to turn you into a bon vivant but rather into a slumbering snoozer. This canned, sparkling beverage includes mostly familiar active ingredients: B12, milk thistle, valerian root, rose hips, and melatonin. These goodies are dropped into a rather familiar soda format — sweet and (mostly) grape juice flavored — technically labeled “Berrylicious.”

I tried Koma before bed and went to sleep with no trouble. I slept straight through the night until about 6am, when wild and lucid dreams roused me. I’m not sure if Koma aided my sleep quality, but it didn’t seem to have damaged it at all.

Koma tastes fine for what it is — spiked purple stuff — but I have to wonder about the wisdom of adding 45 grams of sugar to a beverage that’s called “koma” and is designed to get you to go to sleep. (The 12 oz. can’s ingredients label is misleading, as a “serving size” is only 8 oz.) There’s a sugar free version but it suffers from the same bitter edge that most diet sodas do… though it’s nonetheless probably a smarter choice before bedtime. A shot-based version (not reviewed here) is also available.

B / $2 per 12 oz. can / komaunwind.com

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Christopher Null

Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content company.

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  1. John S. Steidler January 9, 2015

    I have never tried KOMA, however, Maybe I will have to because I have a lot of trouble going to sleep and and also sleeping all night since I have back problems. I have had a complete lower back fusion. This drink sounds pretty dang good!!

  2. René Schummer January 14, 2015

    @John S. Steidler

    Yes, give it a try John. I ordered from http://www.komashop.eu in Belgium to get it here in Germany. Stuff soon will
    be available in every corner arround the Globe I hered. I tried regular KOMA Unwind and it is a real functional beverage that IS driving u down from
    180 rpm to Standby. You are not getting knocked
    out, but you are really getting rested!

  3. Mike Roma April 9, 2015

    You can achieve the same by purchasing liquid melatonin from a drug store. It is cheaper, more effective, and lasts longer. Plus the lemon flavor is delightful! Do not find the criminals at BeBida Beverage Company.


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