Sleep and I have a pretty turbulent relationship. I’m sure many people will identify with my predicament: my body feels tired, my eyes are drooping, but my mind is still buzzing. It’s not stress as such, more a sudden inability to locate my brain’s ‘off’ switch. And when I do manage to fall asleep, I often wake up again an hour or two later thinking about some email I haven’t answered, a birthday I’ve forgotten or the doctors surgery that I'm yet to register to. Oops.

I’ve tried all sorts – hot baths, herbal teas, sleeping pills, banning myself from looking at a screen after 10pm – all without much success. However, there is one product that has quickly worked its way into my holy grail realm of product selection - and one that I recommend to pretty much everyone I meet and that is the This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray. 


The claims on the packaging are fairly substantial – there’s talk of 89% of users falling asleep faster than normal, and 92% waking up feeling more refreshed in the morning – and despite that, before trying, I have to admit I was pretty skeptical. I’ve tried a few other pillow sprays before and, although they smell lovely, they didn’t do very much.

This one turned out to be rather different, though. It’s made with essential oils and has a wonderful, heady scent that mixes lavender, vetiver, and wild chamomile; as soon as I spritzed a little on my pillow, I felt my mind and muscles ease. That was around four years ago and I must admit, since then, it's been a must-have on my bedside table and something I've repurchased several times. Although I'm not consistent with my usage, when I do use it, I sleep a lot more deeply and I find myself getting out of bed more easily come morning. 

Whether it would help anyone with full-blown insomnia I don’t know, but for those who struggle to soothe a whirring mind, I’d certainly recommend giving it a go!!!