When it comes to my relationship with sleep, its complicated. I envy those who drift off as soon as their head hits the pillow as my active, anxious mind takes a while to switch off. I’m the world’s lightest sleeper and I need silence or a constant noise such as a fan, aswell as complete darkness in order to reach and stay in the land of nod. If there are any sudden noises they will stop me from drifting off or will wake me up and getting back to sleep often proves difficult. I’m going through a bad patch with sleeping at the moment. Some nights I feel like I’ve slept well but this happens once or twice a week if I’m lucky so I need all the help I can get. After hearing people rave about Lush’s sleepy body lotion I thought I’d give it a go. I used it over the course of a week and here’s how I got on…
Saturday night: I rub the comforting lavender and tonka scented lotion onto my chest, neck and arms and hope for the best. I feel really tired but my boyfriend falls asleep before me and proceeds to snore. It takes me about 2 hours to drift off due to the racket and I wake up a couple of times in the night to give him an elbow. N.B. He usually only stays with me on Saturday nights so although I miss him, I don’t have to cope with any snoring for the rest of the week!
Sunday: Same application process but not much improvement. Maybe I had the Sunday night dread at the thought of facing a week at work on little sleep. Still holding out hope for a miracle
Monday and Tuesday: After being advised to use the cream on my temples and the soles of my feet I notice a slight improvement but not enough to lift me out of my Zombie-like state or improve my mood. In work we found out about a halloween fancy dress competition so I joked that I can turn up without make up on and go as someone from the cast of The Walking Dead.
Wednesday: By this point I was shattered and I decided to have a break from using the cream. Ironically I had the best nights sleep of the entire week. Could just be down to the fact that I was exhausted though.
Thursday: Decided not to use it again but had the kind of sleep that can only be described as ‘meh.’ This word pretty much summed up my week in general though.
Friday: Used some of the cream and had a significantly better nights’ sleep but still not on a par with Wednesday’s kip. I hate it when you wake up early at the weekend and can’t get back to sleep
Saturday: Snoring Ground Hog Day…
So, as you can tell it wasn’t exactly a roaring success for me. I love the smell as it reminds me of gingerbread cookies and being a carefree child and it has improved the texture of my skin. It definitely helps relax you but sleep fiends like me need something stronger. I highly recommend the This Works range from Space NK, especially the ‘deep sleep breathe in’ roll on as the scent is more concentrated. I need to buy a new bottle so perhaps then I’ll try using both of them at once and see how I get on. I also think maybe if I wasn’t going through a bad patch with sleeping it may be more effective on it’s own. Has anyone else tried Sleepy body lotion? If so, what are your thoughts?