As far as over the counter sleeping pills go, this is probably one of the best out there. I've always had trouble sleeping, ever since I was a child. This was one of the few pills that actually got me to sleep without a whole slew of side effects in the morning. I only ever had to take one pill to get to bed (with some other brands, I would have to take more than one) and though I would wake up a little groggy in the morning, it was nothing a cup of coffee couldn't cure. Fair warning though, like all sleeping pills, this is habit forming. I would give the product a 10 except that I noticed I would have to take it earlier and earlier in the night in order to go to bed at the time I wanted. At first, the pill gets you to sleep fairly quickly (within 10-15 minutes) but after the first couple of days, I had to take it maybe an hour or two or three before actually being able to go to bed. The alternative is to take two pills, which I didn't want to do for a number of reasons (fear of an overdose and the cost of taking two doses of an expensive product being chief among them). As long as you are careful and don't depend on these things for sleep, you should be fine. Effectiveness They get you to sleep though after a while, it does take longer for the pill to take effect. Ease of Use It's a pill. Just drink it with water. Doesn't get much easier than that! Immediacy As stated above, the amount of time it takes for the pill to take effect increases over time. Side Effects These pills did make me groggy the next morning, but a cup of coffee or a can of Red Bull usually fixed that.