Sleep is one of the most underrated health benefits across all industries. The promotion of a good night’s sleep has been talked about multiple times, but it’s often argued with the fact that some people get far more done in life with fewer hours.
Notably, names like Stephen Klasko (who was prolific for his writing, marathon running and incredible career) claimed to sleep for just 4 hours each night and owed all his success to his sleeping habits.
Some people can never get enough, others suffer from insomnia. However, in recent years, a good night’s rest has been prescribed as essential to a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle.
There are a few things that can happen when you don’t sleep enough, it’s important to note that everyone is unique and they can differ for each person. But one of the most notorious is being in a bad mood. It’s not just a case of sleeping on the wrong side of the bed!
The additional side effects include fatigue, lack of focus, and strained relationships as frustrations grow. Not to mention that there’s also an increased risk of obesity, heart disease and diabetes. It’s just not a physical activity so it is often overlooked. But your sleep is just as important as eating your 5-a-day or having a daily walk. So, how can one ensure that they get a good night’s sleep? Well, pillow spray can help.
There are plenty of different reasons why you may struggle to sleep, which is fine because there are plenty of different types of pillow spray that you can use. No matter what is causing your lack of sleep, there is sure to be a pillow spray designed to help. Here are a few of the popular scents and their properties.
Lavender - This is good for improving slow-wave sleep and relaxing the muscles, meaning you get a richer and deeper sleep.
Camomile - This has hypnotic properties, helping you to fall asleep faster and remain in a sleeping state.
Jasmine - Helps to reduce anxiety and unwanted stress, calming your mind so that it is easier to fall asleep.
Frankincense - Helps to reduce anxiety so you can fall asleep easier, but can also improve gut health, boost immune systems and improve skin conditions.
If you’re struggling with sleeping and you’re aware of the reason why try one of the above scents and see if it has any impact on your quality of sleep.
Depending on how poor your sleep is will depend on how often you use the spray. Initially, you will want to spray each pillow 2-3 times on both sides. This will mean that every side of the pillow has a good coat of spray.
Before you use the spray, ensure you shake it well. Often the ingredients in the bottle will need mixing as they can separate when not used in a while.
After a few nights, you’ll notice the scent fading, in which case just one additional spray is needed. Whenever you put new pillowcases on your bed, you should start with another 2-3 sprays. The reason why you spray onto a pillowcase and not directly onto the pillow is that the scents need to be refreshed.
If you feel the need to add a spray each night, you can. There’s no such thing as using too much, only that it might make your pillow damp and it can get expensive.
Look out for pillow sprays with a particular scent that can help you sleep, but also, look out for the additional ingredients. Bergamot and geranium are great for reducing anxiety and improving sleep, they also complement the lavender scent perfectly.
You can buy the Purdy and Figg Bella's Lavender Pillow Spray from our online store.