If you have trouble falling asleep at night, a simple and inexpensive sleep spray could be the key to lulling you into a deep sleep and ensuring you don’t feel exhausted.
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We all know how important sleep is to good health, especially when we find ourselves exhausted but unable to nod off.
Getting a good night’s sleep at the best time can be a challenge, but over the past two years many of us have found it especially difficult as our normal circumstances have changed dramatically.
According to sleep behavior expert James Wilson, we spend a third of our lives sleeping, so when we struggle, the bedroom can feel like a prison.
While there’s certainly no one-size-fits-all solution to sleep, we decided to check out if a sleep spray could help you drift off calmly.
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Reviews of the spray seem impressive – with some customers claiming that they slept more peacefully than ever.
Personally, I’m a bit skeptical but willing to try. Two years working in my bedroom has left me struggling with falling asleep, with no boundaries between work and sleep time.
But paradoxically, the more I worry about sleep, the less I sleep – and not getting enough hours can have serious long-term effects.
Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, therapist and author of The Stress Solution, has previously warned that it can lead to poor concentration and increased stress.
He added: “But chronic sleep deprivation can also lead to type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease and even Alzheimer’s disease.”
I tried three kits – from This Works, Sanctuary Spa and Aroma Active – and one put me right back to sleep on a restless night.
This piece Choose Sleep £8
This sleeping spray has a relaxing scent of lavender, vetiver and chamomile. The marketing material cites an independent survey showing that 97% of those who used it slept better
This little pack also includes a ‘stress reliever’ formula of eucalyptus, frankincense and lavender to apply to your pulse points.
My thoughts: It’s such a lovely touch to have pillowcase spray and pulse oil, it feels like a luxurious experience.
The spray smells lovely but didn’t stay long on my pillow, which is a pity. I’m not convinced by the independent test claims – it’s a survey, not science. However, there is some research that shows that inhaling these aromatic oils can help reduce anxiety.
I can’t say I noticed I slept better after a few weeks of use but I didn’t suffer from the usual crazy dreams, which made me feel like I slept better.
Sanctuary Spa Wellness Sleep Mist £12
This is definitely a multi-tasking product that you can apply to your face and pillow.
The introduction says the spray contains a “blend of nourishing ingredients to help condition and protect the skin” including hyaluronic acid and scents of jasmine, patchouli and frankincense.
My thoughts: I don’t like the idea of a multi-purpose product for my face and pillow. If I’m going to use it on my skin, spraying it on my pillow feels wasteful, too.
But for everyone else – that can be a big plus, as of course whatever you’ve sprayed on your pillow will inevitably be absorbed into your skin.
The spray has a very pleasant smell, and although I can’t say it improved my sleep, I do think it relaxes me, which is still helpful. But the scent didn’t last, and I wanted a product that would last longer.
Aroma Active Sleep Mist £7
This spray contains a blend of lavender, valerian, and ylang-ylang, with marketing claiming it is combined with buddhist wood and added hops to aid sleep.
My thoughts: This was an absolute game changer for me, I slept better for a long time while testing this product.
One night a noisy car outside woke me up and I crumpled my pillow from Aroma’s spray – maybe it was all the psychoactive drugs but I fell asleep right away. Overall, it provided one of the best nights sleep I think I’ve ever had
It has a lovely natural smell that lingers and fills the room – no synthetic odors to spoil the product.
For me, there is a clear winner – Aroma sleeping spray. Figuring out what can help you sleep is such a personal thing, and it can be difficult to figure out what works.
So I was delighted to find an inexpensive product to assist me on the nights I found myself tossing and turning in the dead of night.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/i-tested-three-different-sleep-26457079 'I tested three different sleeping sprays and one gave me the best night's sleep I've ever had'