To coin a popular motivational quote, in our quest for the ideal physique, “success never sleeps”.

Unfortunately, that’s not possible in the real world. We need our shuteye to recover and perform at our best.

But innovative supplement manufacturers have come up with smart ways to help our bodies burn the proverbial midnight oil by keeping our metabolism working while we sleep to promote fat loss.

Night-time fat burners are a relatively recent product category to hit supplement store shelves but it is growing rapidly in popularity.

These products typically contain metabolism-boosting ingredients that don’t stimulate the nervous system like conventional thermogenic products. This feature makes them an ideal accompaniment to your existing fat-loss supplement regimen.


For example, USN PhedraCut Lipo X Night is an effective stimulant-free fat burner ideal for sensitive individuals, or for use in the evening while you sleep to promote fat loss.

These science-based formulations generally contain effective all-natural ingredients that help you burn more calories around the clock.

For instance, Biogen’s Night Burn includes a combination of active ingredients, including Innoslim.

This clinically-proven plant-based ingredient provides weight and metabolic support by reducing glucose absorption in the intestine, increasing glucose absorption in muscle and fat cells, reducing fat accumulation and inflammation in fat cells, and reducing insulin resistance. The end result is a shift in energy balance in favour of fat breakdown.

Stress support

Ashwagandha is another common ingredient found in effective and innovative weight management supplements that work while you sleep.

It is included in both Biogen Night Burn and NPL’s Night Time Burn, primarily for stress support. Ashwagandha contains withanolides, which is believed to have anti-stress effects by possibly suppressing stress-induced increases of dopamine receptors in the brain.

Helping to manage stress through adrenal support and better sleep may also help to lower cortisol levels, a stress hormone that is closely linked to fat storage and weight gain.

Sound sleeping

And better sleep also helps to break through weight-loss plateaus. Substantial scientific evidence affirms that poor quality or insufficient sleep causes weight gain by disrupting hormones, reducing metabolism, decreasing insulin sensitivity, increasing appetite and causing inflammation.

These products help to enhance sleep with ingredients like passionflower (included in NPL’s Night Time Burn formulation) and valerian, which contains various compounds that are believed to have sedative properties.

Additional sleep aids found in night-time fat burner products include L-tryptophan, an amino acid that the body converts into serotonin and melatonin to naturally improve sleep, and L-theanine, an amino acid that delivers relaxation and anti-anxiety effects.

The combined effect of these ingredients will help you fall asleep faster and promote longer, more restful sleep.

Recommended use

Always stick to label recommendations related to dosages and timing when including a night-time fat burner in your daily supplement regimen.

And always consult with your healthcare practitioner before using any fat burning product, especially if you suffer from any medical condition.