As a self-confessed night owl, I am willing to try anything that promises to help me get a peaceful night's sleep.
I've been wanting to try more from the This Works range ever since I added the This Works Sleep Balm, £12, to my bedside table (full review here). Over Christmas when gift-sets galore are available for every brand and every budget, I spotted the This Works Seventh Heaven Set, a set which included 7 travel size versions of the This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, £16. Having seen some pretty rave reviews of this pillow spray, I was very excited to give it a try for myself and see whether it was really worth all the hype it was getting.
One of This Works best-sellers, it's described as a natural sleep aid that works to fragrance your bed and calm nerves before sleep. With a signature relaxing fragrance infused with essential oils of Lavender, Vetivert and Wild Camomile, which work to sooth the body and mind, it promises to help you get off to a peaceful nights sleep quickly and effectively. But does it work?
Some nights when I get in bed and devour some more of my latest book, I read until the point where I'm practically keeping my eyes open with matchsticks, so I manage to get off to sleep pretty easily. Other nights I'll be up until gone 3am and still not feeling tired enough to get to sleep. Thankfully, I don't work mornings so I never have to get up really early and only ever do so out of choice, but I also want a good sleeping pattern because it's better and healthier for both our bodies and our brains (more of that coming up in a post soon!).
On those nights when I need a little help shutting off and getting to sleep, I've been spraying the Deep Sleep Pillow Spray onto my pillows. I usually wait to do this until I'm actually ready to go to sleep, and thankfully the mist is fairly fine and dries pretty quickly, so there's no wet-pillow issues as your trying to nod off. First off, the scent. It is really beautiful I have to admit, and definitely has that soothing and calming effect. It's actually pretty addictive - I have no shame in admitting I've sniffed my pillows more than once to inhale this lovely scent! It's not a scent that lingers for ages and by morning it's usually all gone. That said, each morning after using the pillow spray, I have woken up feeling refreshed after a long, peaceful night's sleep. Without a doubt, it massively helps in getting me off to sleep and a deep sleep at that!
Once I've finished each of the travel sizes I plan on picking up a full size. So many people have called this a miracle worker - even hailing it as a holy grail product - and for me it really does work miracles! I need the full size in my life, pronto.
If you're intrigued by the This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray you can pick up the full size online at Boots - with an exclusive online only offer. Anyone who orders the full size pillow spray will receive a travel size with their order, so you can try the travel size before starting the full size; that way if it doesn't work for you, you haven't lost out and you can return the full size. Pretty good idea there from This Works/Boots! Although if it works for me, I guarantee it'll work for you too!