Massive Recall On Over 175,000 Sleep Aids From Various Manufacturers

If you plan on purchasing any sleep aid’s you need to very careful especially if you’ve purchased some recently and live in the following cities city, Detroit, Bellevue, Little Rock.

Over the past few days, over 75 people (total count is still unknown) have been admitted to the hospital due to suffering seizures while sleeping which has been linked to contaminants found in 114 different brands of sleep aids found in stores & online.

The names of the brands of sleep aids which have been contaminated have yet to be released as test are currently still being performed (we’ll post it here as soon as it becomes available).

Authorities say the 75 individuals were rushed to the hospital on different days and have no link to each other and that they were mostly located in different cities such as city, Detroit, Bellevue, Little Rock to name a few.

All 75 of them used a different brand of sleep aid which leads health officials to speculate that it’s a widespread issue and not an isolated one and that you should proceed with caution especially if you have purchased any sleep aid between December of last year till now.

What Caused This Contamination Issue?

It seems 1 East Asian supplier who supplies 96% of the worlds “melatonin” which is the active ingredient in almost all sleep aids unknowingly distributed contaminated melatonin which has been found to contain the Nipah Virus which is known to cause seizures in 50% of the people who come in contact with it, primarily during sleep.

This has led to the recall of over 175,000 sleep aids from various manufacture’s both online and in stores.

We went ahead and spoke with Margate Thomson a city native who was one of the people admitted to a local city hospital.

She told us exactly what happened prior to being rushed to the emergency room:

“Honestly it happened so fast. Me and my husband were watching one of our favorite T.V shows NCIS that night and I took a sleeping pill that you would typically purchase at your local pharmacy. The name of the pill is called Bentonite PM. I’ve been using it for about a year without any issues but last night was a complete nightmare. I needed to get ready for work tomorrow so around 9:00 PM is when I took the sleeping pill. Around 1:00 AM I woke up and I was sweating profusely and about 10 minutes later I started vomiting.

At first, I thought it was food posing because I ate 2 slices of Pepperoni Pizza (the one you make yourself) and some mint chocolate chip ice cream for dessert. The pizza was a bit salty but nothing out of the ordinary. So just in case it was the food, I simply drank some Pepto-Bismol and went back to sleep thinking it would pass and BAM I felt this extreme cramming, imagine if you were having your period but multiply that feeling by 100. Then imagine you are trying to move but you can’t move or say anything! Followed by a weird metallic taste in your mouth.

I have now come to learn that a sudden “metallic taste “in your mouth can be a sign that you are about to have a seizure. I then started to see rushing darkness and then I lost consciousness. When I woke up, I was in the back of an ambulance. I asked the paramedic what happened, she told me “You just had a seizure and your husband called 911 “.

After spending a few hours at the hospital, the doctor informed me that I came in contact with the Nipah Virus which we now know came from the contaminated sleeping pills I had taken earlier. You would never think a sleeping pill could cause you to feel so bad and cause you so much pain, I pray to god that you nor anyone else goes through such a horrifying experience.

Could This Have Been Prevented?

Harvard Health Publishing warned about this potential issue on December 18, 2018:

What Does This Mean For You?

You need to be very cautious when purchasing sleep aids until this contamination situation is under control. You can mistakenly purchase one of these contaminated sleep aids by accident as there are currently no identifying factors as to which sleep aids are contaminated and which aren’t (as of yet).

Both online and in-store sleep aids seem to be affected by this issue and until the names have been released as to which brands were affected, you should proceed with caution…

Nipah virus can also cause fatal encephalitis which can potentially kill you if not treated soon enough.

What Can You Do To Avoid Purchasing Contaminated Sleep Aids?

We spoke health officials who suggested the following brands below have been tested and confirmed to be uncontaminated and safe to purchase. This is primarily due to the fact that the brands listed below make their melatonin “in house” which means they make it themselves and do not use a 3rd party supplier so this eliminates any possibility of their product being contaminated.

Here is a list of approved sleep aids that have been confirmed by health officials to be 100% safe for you to purchase. (Click Below)

Mela Luna (Doctor Recommended)

Melatolin Plus

Nutri Sleep PM

Serene Sleep Spray


These brands listed above are considered to be the “Rolls Royce” of sleep aids. Based on the test results, not only did they show NO contaminants, it shows that you will only get pure ingredients and no fillers (unlike most sleep aids). 

And if you’re someone with severe insomnia we spoke with Dr.Dean Zilkomilipaz who is part of Harvard University’s medical board who recommended using CBD Pure as it contains absolutely NO Melatonin and been proven to help you sleep and permanently get rid of insomnia over time.

Update: We removed 7 more sleep aids from this list above because it seems they’ve run out of stock due to too many orders. We will continue to update the list so please bookmark this page.

Also, please be very careful when purchasing any sleep aid that’s NOT on this list above. The reason why is due to the fact that some sleep aids still have melatonin in it even if the label doesn’t say it and there is a possibility it could be contaminated.

If you still choose to purchase a sleep aid that is NOT on the approved list above and experience the following symptoms: Unexpected Seizures, Nausea, Diarrhea, Dizziness and/or Acute Respiratory Syndrome please call 911 IMMEDIATELY.


  • Apirl Mounce
    Apirl Mounce says:

    Oddly enough, I’ve only heard this issue mentioned on the news only twice. It’s almost as if they are not trying to cover this story most likely because of lobbying efforts. American media corruption at it’s finest 🙂

  • Annie McNeely
    Annie McNeely says:

    This might explain why the store bought sleep aids never worked for me since they all use the same 3rd party supplier.

    I did however purchase that “Serene Sleep Spray” and it’s crazy how effective it is. Don’t know what they put in it but it knocks me out every single time in a matter of minutes, sometimes seconds. It’s kinda creepy to be honest.

    Maybe it could be the fact that they make their own melatonin? I don’t know but it works well for me.

  • Lisa
    Lisa says:

    Wow now that I think about it, this makes since. I was going to work one morning and stopped by to pick up some cold medication and I literally saw entire sections (usually where the sleep medications are located) completely empty. Now I know why.

  • Kelsey R. Brannon
    Kelsey R. Brannon says:

    This isn’t the first time something like this has happened. I remember something similar happened a few years ago. Regardless I learned my lesson the first time, stick to companies that make their own melatonin vs those who use 3rd parties. The article is correct about that. From my experience, they tend to work better and are far more effective.

  • Catherine Tarr
    Catherine Tarr says:

    Just watched this on the news last night. Simply horrifying.

  • Chang Li
    Chang Li says:

    Damn it, I wish I knew this earlier. I just purchased a pack of sleeping pills last week. Thankful I haven’t opened them yet. I’ll return them and instead just purchase from the approved brand’s list mentioned in the article, rather be safe than sorry. I’m not one for taking unnecessary risk 🙂

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