There are many things we may do to try and get a good night's sleep. Some will choose cosy pyjamas, a weighted blanket, a natural light alarm clock, even a soundtrack filled with whale noises. But if you’ve been searching for a good night's sleep, one of the first things you may have come across is a pillow spray.
A small fragranced bottle and a few squirts onto your pillow. Is that all it really takes to get a better nights sleep? You bet it is! There have been multiple studies around pillow sprays, the different types of scents and their benefits. If you’re lost on which one is best for you, take a look at the list of popular scents below and discover the abilities they have for a good nights sleep.
Lavender is one of the most popular scents for pillow sprays and there are plenty of reasons why. With the priority of getting a good night's sleep, lavender has amazing properties to help promote this. A good night's sleep isn’t dictated by the length, but the depth. Deep sleep, also known as slow-wave sleep, is the most beneficial. It signifies that the body is relaxed and the heartbeat slow. If your quality of sleep is high, you can reduce the amount needed - it’s simply a matter of ensuring slow-wave sleep occurs and lavender can help you get it.
Chamomile is just as popular as lavender, if not more as it is highly recommended among medical professionals to help treat insomnia. Insomnia occurs when a person struggles to sleep or has difficulty staying asleep. For some people, it can be chronic and last for months. The lack of sleep can be severely damaging which is where chamomile properties come in as it can help hypnotise the body into falling asleep. A chamomile pillow spray will help decrease the amount of time it takes to fall asleep, as well as increase the relaxed state of the body, encouraging you to stay asleep too.
If you find your mind running a mile a minute at night time, frankincense is a great pillow spray for you. It helps reduce stress and anxiety, allowing you to calmly fall asleep. While frankincense has similar, albeit slightly weaker properties of chamomile and lavender, it is also known to have a few more. Frankincense is known for overall good health properties such as improving gut health, boosting immune systems and healing skin. It’s great for pillow spray but can also be used in plenty of other ways.
One of the main reasons people struggle to sleep is from anxiety. Whether that’s worrying about the next day at work, an important deadline, family, health or even wealth issues. The list goes on. Jasmine is one of the nicer smelling scents which is always a benefit when looking for a pillow spray, but it’s also one of the most powerful when it comes to reducing anxiety.
Bergamot is great for encouraging low blood pressure as well as reducing anxiety. Although you will rarely find a pillow spray with bergamot as the main ingredient, it's still a good one to look for. Remember not all these ingredients are on their own. There will be plenty of sprays that have a mixture of different ingredients. Some as the main scent, some as additional ingredients. Geraniums also fall into this category as it is good for reducing stress but isn’t a strong scent on it’s own.
You can buy the Purdy and Figg Bella's Lavender Pillow Spray from our online store.