Anyone who knows me understands I have a fraught relationship with sleep. At best, I doze so lightly the merest creak wakes me. At worst, I get stuck in a weeks-long cycle of sitting bolt upright at 3am watching the clock until dawn. Basically, I’m always tired.
As a result, my sleep requirements are quite specific. For one, I don’t go anywhere without my memory foam pillow. I have one in both my houses, it comes with me on weekends away – whether that be fancy hotels, my friend’s house or festivals – and I even bought a miniature version when I went on a three-week trip around America last year.
Before bed, I liberally spritz my side of the bed with This Works Deep Pillow Spray. Come 5am I usually put on my sleep mask (Aromatherapy Associates since you ask) to block out the offending morning light.
And yet, despite my routine (bed by 10, no caffeine after 4) and shelling out a small fortune on a new bed and admittedly, extremely comfy mattress to alleviate my Princess and the Pea needs, there are still periods in which I do nothing but toss and turn.
Bemoaning this to my equally bleary-eyed night shift colleague the other day, she suggested trying out the latest cult product lauded by insomniacs: Lush Sleepy. It’s been claimed the much-talked about body lotion is a sleep cure, a result of which means it’s nigh on impossible to buy in store.
God bless the internet though, because it is available online. Mine arrived this morning and not that I’m clock-watching, but in eight hours’ time I’ll be slathering myself in its sweet lavender promise and praying for some much-needed zzzs 😴
Have you tried Lush Sleepy? Let me know how you got on in the comments below!