I’ve never had a lot of problems sleeping, but I do find it hard to switch off. My brain seems to be ridiculously active as soon as I get into bed and whilst I sleep well, I can find it hard to get there. I’ve recently been using a couple of products that make bedtime more luxurious. Remember this post where I mentioned that I wanted to try more This Works products? Well I have been testing out their Deep Sleep Pillow Spray and I definitely think this brand is my kind of thing. The spray itself has essential oils of lavender, vetivert and wild chamomile and is designed to be sprayed on your pillow or duvet cover to help promote better sleep. I have been sleeping with this and then some nights putting the Aromatherapy Associates hair oil on too (mentioned in this post) and honestly the smell of essential oils really helps me to get relaxed and sleeping more quickly. If you hate essential oils this won’t be for you, but it really does help.
The pillowcase itself is something I have been curious about for a while now ever since I saw it on Ruth’s youtube channel (maybe over six months ago?) You can read about the benefits here but it helps your hair (stops as much breakage, tangling and frizz) your skin (hypoallergenic, helps skin retain moisture and prevents you waking up with lines from traditional pillows) and is also cleaner as house mites and dust mites cannot live in silk. It feels very luxurious and smooth against your skin too. Apparently air hostesses swear by these when they travel as their skin is so dry and dehydrated from the air travel that they want to retain as much moisture as possible. The company also do full bedding sets which would be a dream come true to sleep on, and eye masks infused with lavender. I’m heading to London tomorrow (actually by the time you read this I will be on my way) and I’m taking both of these products in my overnight bag as I can find it hard to sleep in a hotel room away from home.