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I am prone to suffer from bouts of sleeplessness. I have spoke with my Doctor about this several times, as I have some health conditions, and his suggestion is just to give me some sleeping pills that I really don't want to take. I have tried a plethora of sleep mists, natural products and other items over the years, with mixed results, and I am prone to just picking up anything that says 'sleep' on it! This 'deep sleep pillow and body mist' was actually a thoughtful gift from my husband when we were initially looking at moving house and I was suffering more than usual due to worries about losing my job, having enough money and other numerous things that have all worked themselves out now.
This mist comes packaged in a brown bottle, this makes it a little bit difficult to see how much is left. I usually just shake this to check that there is some left in there before I start to use it and find myself frustrated, as I would be if it was suddenly empty and I hadn't noticed. There is a little black lid for the top of this bottle, that has since been lost, and there is a press down spray dispenser. One press of the spray dispenser leaves quite a decent mist released in the air that I usually direct towards my pillow, the top of my duvet and sometimes on to my sheet also.
This body and pillow mist bottle contains 100ml. The mist is made up of jujuba date extract, camomile and essential oils. The camomile is the main ingredient that stands out for me with its relaxing, refreshing scent. 100ml is quite a small amount, especially as this costs around £10, but only a small amount is needed for me to get satisfactory results. The bottle advises me that the scent is released every time you move during the night. Now sometimes I spray this and end up awake tossing and turning for at least 5 or 10 minutes and I can notice the smell lingering around, in a good way, so perhaps this is true?!
I have been using this on a nightly basis for about 2 or 3 months now. I have used it almost every single night, probably at least 5 or 6 nights a week. The spray is simple to work and it spreads around nicely. A few sprays is ample for me to notice this once I lie down at night and because this is a body mist as well I usually just spritz it around the top half of my body a few times once I am ready for bed.
When it comes to lying down I really can notice this scent. It is a refreshing, slightly musky, citrus mix that lingers around while I am drifting off to sleep and it does help me to feel relaxed. I'm sure part of it is psychological as I do start to wind down once I spray this very quickly. On most occasions after using I start to drift off to sleep and often I have had an undisturbed sleep which of course really helps with restlessness and means I feel happier and healthier when I wake up in the morning.
Using this mist is worth every penny for me, even though I didn't actually pay for it, as it works so well for me. I feel relaxed and refreshed and the scent is lovely. I go off to sleep with ease and feel more rested and relaxed when I wake up in the morning too even though I cannot smell this by the time I wake up. I am rating this mist 4/5. It works very well, smells lovely but the price is quite restricting I feel, particularly when I bought a larger product for just £2 in Sainsburys before that worked really well. It has lasted me a couple of months, with just a little dot left in the bottle now, and I would buy this again particularly if I wasn't in the middle of refurbishing a house and counting every penny!
I travel quite a lot with work, and quite a lot of the time when I'm in a strange bed in a hotel I can struggle to fall asleep. There's nothing worse than lying awake for hours and hours tossing and turning, finally falling asleep, and then what feels like only half an hour later the alarm goes off to get up! I can also struggle to fall asleep sometimes at home, but that's mainly due to my husbands warthog like snoring! I will occasionally go into the spare room if his snoring is really bad, but I never seem to sleep as well in the spare room as in my own bed. I'm a real grouch in the mornings if I've not had enough sleep, and if this has gone on for a few days then I'm an absolute devil to live with, we've even come close to divorce as I'm so bad-tempered with lack of sleep.
I used to swear by, and always use Origin's Sleep Perchance To Dream Pillow Mist (plus a few other products in the 'Sleep Perchance To Dream' range) a few years ago to help me sleep, however Origin's discontinued the range. I have tried other sleep aid products on and off since, but never found anything as good, until I discovered the Deep Sleep Dreamy Pillow and Body Mist from The Body Shop. I wouldn't say that it's quite as good as the Origins Pillow Mist was, but it's a pretty close second.
The Deep Sleep Dreamy Pillow and Body Mist comes in a 100ml bottle, and it currently costs £10. It comes in a pump spray bottle. and the nozzle sprays out a very fine mist when sprayed. You can spray this on your bedlinen, your pjs or your bare skin - whatever works for you. I always spray my pillow, my duvet, and my pjs. I would say that I typically spritz around five sprays per night; two on my pillow, two on my duvet and one on my pjs, and the bottle lasts me around two to three months with nightly use.
You do need to spritz the spray from quite far away to just leave a fine mist over your bedlinen, if you spray too close then you're left with slightly wet bedlinen for a short while. I like to spray the pillow mist just before I clamber into bed so that I can breathe in the soothing and relaxing fragrance whilst it's still fairly strong and concentrated. The fragrance does linger for a little while on the fabric that you've sprayed it onto, but it does get less intense as time wears on. I can't say that I can detect any hint of the fragrance left in the morning when I wake up. This doesn't stain either my bedlinen or my pjs.
This doesn't smell like lavender, as you would probably expect a sleep aid to, but I do really like that it doesn't, as one of the reasons that I loved the Origins Pillow Mist was that it didn't actually smell like lavender. This has quite a sweet scent to it, a sweet orange fragrance I would say, and I can also smell chamomile in this too. It doesn't really sound like a soothing and relaxing fragrance, but it absolutely is.
This really does help me to relax and to fall asleep very very quickly, I also find that I wake less often in the night when I've sprayed this. I wake up feeling like I've had a good nights sleep, and that's priceless really. I find this invaluable when travelling, for helping me to sleep initially, but also for masking that 'hotel laundry' smell that sheets and pillows can sometimes have in hotels. I always take this with me when I travel, and I keep it by the bed at both home and when travelling, so that if I do wake in the night to nip to the loo then I can just give my pillow one quick spritz when I return to bed so that I'll fall asleep virtually instantly again.
I'd definitely recommend this pillow mist for anyone that struggles to get to sleep. Yes it is quite expensive, but surely a good nights sleep is worth it, it is for me anyway.
I'm 28 years old and have suffered from insomnia since the age of 16. I've seen a doctor several times who has given me lists of different types of insomnia (waking up constantly, not getting to sleep, waking up early etc) and I have a mixture of all of them. I refused to go on pills, and have tried EVERYTHING: herbal remedies, hot bath before bedtime, exercise, drinking alcohol, not drinking alcohol, avoiding caffeine, reading - literally everything.
Being a fan of the Body Shop, even I was skeptical about this 'new' brand of sleeping formula. My first reaction as well was to see if it had lavender in it. I HATE the smell of lavender and the only other sprays/relaxants always have lavender as the main scent or ingredient. To my joy it states 'Jujube and Camomile' as the main ingredients. Having never heard of 'Jujube' and only ever heard of camomile tea (and not particularly being a fan) I sprayed a little bit in the shop. I can't describe it other than it being a neutral scent, not flowery but pleasantly sweet without being sickly. At £10.00 for the bottle, I thought I would give it a go.
That night I sprayed about 3 sprays on my pillow and left it to dry (make sure you leave it to dry, doesn't do any harm but otherwise it can remove it from your pillow and is more in your hair). No exaggeration, the next I knew it was 6am and my alarm was going off. Even then I was still sceptical, thinking that nothing could work that well, so I tried it again, and again. Every night was the same.
I'm not saying that it has cured my insomnia, I also suffer highly with anxiety and if I have stressful day or a lot on my mind, that is when I am most likely to use it. If I've had a really bad bout of anxiety, it doesn't keep me asleep every night all night, but it certainly improves it a lot. I don't use the spray every night, for example if I am shattered then I probably won't use it, but if I think I'm going to have any issues then on it goes.
Another great thing about it, unlike other sprays I've heard of, is that my partner doesn't mind the smell. I don't wear a lot of strongly perfumed products and the last thing I wanted was for me to improve my sleeping and for him to oppose the smell so much it keeps him awake.
All in all, I can't champion this product enough. I bought the spray in November last year and am still using it, probably about 3 - 4 times a week and have about a quarter of a bottle left so fantastic value for money - especially if you've suffered a long time you will know how priceless sleep is!
Whilst I have often suffered with the problem of not being able to sleep properly for a couple of nights, approximately ten weeks ago saw the beginning of me suffering with insomnia where I would like awake night after night. The condition was later diagnosed by my GP as chronic exhaustion, which was a direct result of other issues in my life. However, prior to my GP visit I tried every method I could possibly think of in order to induce a good night's sleep such as counting sheep, drinking hot chocolate and kicking hubby into one of the spare bedrooms due to his constant and very frustrating snoring honks! However, none of these methods had worked and I was beginning to feel extremely ill with nausea and was suffering with a constant lack of sleep headache. However, my sister came to the rescue with a brand new bottle of The Body Shop's Deep Sleep Dreamy Pillow and Body Mist and this review discusses my experience with using the product.
~~ APPEARANCE OF THE PRODUCT ~~
The name itself offers thoughts of serenity and combined with the charming appearance of the 100 ml dark brown plastic bottle it creates images of relaxation and calming thoughts. The dark blue label together with its' small images of leaves gives the impression that this is a high quality product and will send us to that tranquil place of fulfilling sleep. The label informs us that the mist contains Community Fair Trade jujube date extract together with camomile and blended essential oils.
~~ USING THE PILLOW AND BODY MIST ~~
Whilst I do not wear corrective lenses I found the label contained on the reverse of the bottler somewhat difficult to read, as the bold black text is very small. The directions for use are to spray onto the body, pillows or sheets before bedtime. Consequently, I shook the bottle well and lifted off the dark brown lid, which easily clips back into place after use and gently pumped the bottle to dispense some of the fine clear mist onto my pillow and sheets. As I sprayed the delightful and calming aroma of camomile greeted me, but as I am not familiar with jujube I was unable to identify its' scent. The liquid dried within just a few minutes and I then sprayed my night clothes before pulling back the sheets and resting my weary head on the pillow.
~~ DID I VISIT MR SANDMAN? ~~
I absolutely adore the calming aroma of camomile, which gently wafted from the pillow and into my nasal passages, which subsequently enabled me to relax. What I love is that the relaxing aroma of camomile beautifully lingers on my pillows, bedding and clothes until they are due to be washed. However, my initial use did not work its' magic and I remained awake until the very early hours of the morning. Consequently, I persevered, as I was determined to beat the insomnia, which was beginning to take over my life. Unfortunately, my problems persisted and a visit to my GP gave me the diagnosis as previously mentioned where sleeping pills were prescribed, which have enabled me to obtain the quality sleep that I needed. However, as sleeping pills are addictive I was fully aware that I needed to use natural methods as opposed to constantly popping pills. As a consequence, I have been cutting my sleeping tablets into smaller sizes and try to omit taking them on alternative nights.
In conjunction with using pills together with this mist, my sleeping pattern is beginning to restore itself and whilst I have a little way to go, I am starting to once again feel normal and am mainly waking up feeling refreshed as opposed to suffering the symptoms as if I'd been out clubbing the night before! The Body Shop Deep Sleep Dreamy Pillow and Body Mist has and still is a huge help to me and whilst I do not believe it will fight insomnia, it definitely enables me to relax and assist in promoting a good night's sleep.
I initially pondered about reviewing this product, particularly as I am now intermittently taking sleeping pills. However, having used the product on its' own prior to my tablet prescription and continuing to use it with the sleeping tablets and on the nights that I do not take them, I have been able to form a good opinion based on my eight week experience and as a result I highly recommend this product although I cannot state that it assisted during my early stages of insomnia. I'm going to give the product four stars, as it enabled me to relax due to its' calming and beautifully fragranced properties. I intend repurchasing this product when my bottle is empty, which is likely to be quite a while in the future, particularly as mine still looks almost full despite using it regularly.
~~ INGREDIENTS AND OTHER INFORMATION ~~
There is a considerably lengthy list of ingredients contained within this mist with the most important being discussed in my review. However, I would advise that the product does not contain alcohol. The mist should be used within 36 months of opening with the bottle being suitable for recycling once empty. I can confirm that I suffered no adverse reaction when using despite the mist making contact with my skin.
~~ PRICE AND AVAILABILITY ~~
The Body Shop Dreamy Pillow and Body Mist is available in one size only, namely 100 ml and costs £10, which I think is a little over priced and one of the reasons why I can only award four stars.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.
Another winner from the body shop - with just a few sprays of this mist on your pillow I found I instantly felt more relaxed and this helped me sleep better. It has become part of my routine, and I have also found it makes you feel less stressed as well, with a nice calming effect.
The spray also spells divine, like fresh satsumas. It features camomile and date extract, and I have been using my spray for months and there is still about a quarter left in the bottle. You only need a few small sprays to get the effect. The packaging is also lovely with a dark brown bottle and blue label, tying in to the sleep theme.
I think this mist is quite pricey at a £10 a bottle for 100ml but I believe it is worth it. It's horrible when you can't sleep and this has really helped me relax, and I feel that helped me to sleep. I would recommend it to anyone who is stressed or can't sleep as this will help to relax and calm.
I suffer from anxiety and because of that I also suffer from insomnia, I find it hard to not only get to sleep but also to stay asleep, I usually wake up at least twice a night. I have tried everything to try and combat this with mixed success but to be honest more failure then success really! One particular night it was very bad and on finding me still awake at 3AM my mum lent me her "Deep Sleep" spray from the Body Shop.
I'll admit to being skeptical. After all, I've used many tried and tested methods that haven't worked and I've tried sprays designed to help you sleep none worked but at that point I was willing to give anything a go.
Let's just say it worked so well I've since bought my second bottle!
This comes in a dark brown coloured bottle. Since it is so dark it's hard to see how much is left but if held up to the light you can make out the line. Alternatively it is easy to tell how much is left by feeling the weight of it. The lid is a spray which you use by pressing it down and this is covered by a dark brown plastic lid.
The label on the front tells me that this is the Deep Sleep pillow and body spray by the Body Shop and that the bottle contains 100ml. It also states that it contains essential oils, camomile and jujube date extract.
The information on the back has directions and explains that it works by releasing its scent every time you move during the night. There is the symbol to tell me that the packaging is recyclable and the shelf life, which is 36months. I didn't time the last packet but I think it will last at least 10-12 months when used every day.
Using the product is incredibly simple. Press down the spray top to release some of the product onto both your pyjama top. The spray is easy to press since it's loose but not loose enough for it to leak, even when laid on its side. The spray is fairly wide and covers a rather large area each time it's pressed down so that only two sprays is enough for my whole pillow and only one is needed on my top. Despite being liquid it doesn't leave either my top or my pillow damp at all, it seems to dry almost automatically.
I can definitely detect a citrus scent and the patchouli. There is more in there but nothing I can place. It is definitely a very relaxing scent either way and if it didn't work so well as a sleep remedy I'd probably use it as a body spray!
As soon as I had sprayed this on me I could feel myself starting to relax. I was asleep within half an hour which is nothing short of a miracle for me since it usually takes at least a couple of hours.
Before I fall asleep the scent isn't obvious all the time but I can smell it each and every time I move so it obviously does work, in that it does release its scent when I move.
I also stay asleep the whole night rather then waking up several times. I feel refreshed in the morning as if I've actually got all the sleep I need and I don't ever remember having that feeling before this product. I slept like a baby the whole night and it was obvious from the way I felt in the morning. Why do they call it sleeping like a baby anyway? Babies don't sleep well!
I can't smell the product in the morning but I assume it lasts for a very long time since I do stay asleep.
Like all Body Shop products this has not been tested on animals and one of the ingredients is sourced from their community trade programme.
There is a warning on the back that says that if it's sprayed directly onto skin it may make your skin more sensitive to the sun then normal. I haven't experienced this but it is something to be aware of.
I believe this product is Vegan but check before buying.
Other Products In Range
Deep sleep essential oil - £8.00
Deep sleep body moisturiser - £14.00
Deep sleep soothing shower gel - £8.50
Deep sleep comforting milk bath float - £14.00
Deep sleep pulse balm - £8.00
Pricing, Availability, Recommendations
Being a Body Shop product this is only available from the Body Shop but can be bought online and in-store. It costs £10.00 for a 100ml bottle. I do realize this seems extortionately expensive but it does last around a year so you're getting you're money's worth and what price would you put on a good night of sleep?
As for would I recommend it? Yes. Without hesitation. I've tried everything - hot chocolate, relaxation exercises, warm baths, I've even been on sleeping pills twice. If you can think of an insomnia remedy I have tried it. Whilst some did work, none of them even came close to the results I achieved from this product and so I am more then happy to recommend it and keep buying it myself.
There is nothing more frustrating than being unable to fall asleep. There are days when you are completely exhausted by bedtime and you can't wait to get into bed but when you're lying there, nothing happens. The more you try, the less likely you are to fall asleep. These days, our minds are too busy to rest when our bodies are ready to stop, and it can result in an annoying pattern of clock watching and panicking about being tired in the morning.
We all know that we feel rubbish if we don't get enough sleep but why is it so important for our bodies? When we are sleeping our body repairs itself and removes waste and toxins from our cells. Being asleep also reduces your stress levels and it keeps our organs healthy.
Deep Sleep Dreamy Pillow and Body Mist by The Body Shop is a little helping hand to ease those bedtime frustrations and ensure that you get a restful night's sleep. This product is a natural solution which leads to a more peaceful and restorative nights sleep.
The product is a fine quick drying mist that is to be sprayed onto your pillows, bed sheets and body a few minutes before you are ready to climb into bed. Despite being an oil, it won't stain your bedding.
How does is work? The light mist contains jujube dates which are thought to promote a deeper sleep. It is one of the most widely used herbs in traditional Chinese medicine for treating stress and helping sleep. In addition, it also contains geranium, juniper and patchouli essential oils which soothe you and enable you to feel more tranquil. As well as all that, the mist contains organic camomile water which has calming effects on the body and mind, allowing you to relax and fall asleep.
The camomile has been bought from rural farmers in Norfolk who were struggling to earn a living by selling more traditional items. So you can sleep easy knowing that you've helped someone by sleeping easy! It also contains Sunflower Seed Oil which softens and moisturises the skin when using the product on the body.
The mist has been created using a special encapsulation technology that releases fresh bursts of the active aroma during the night. This means there is no need for reapplication throughout the night and also that it will continue to keep you relaxed until the sun rises.
The key to this product is that it is not some far fetched cure that says, 'Spray this and you'll fall asleep immediately.' It a natural remedy that calms the minds and stops any feelings of stress. In other words, it doesn't make you fall asleep; it allows you to fall asleep.
The bottle is fairly small but you'll only need to use a few sprays each night. It's quite expensive at around £10 for 100ml but if it works for you, then it's a small price to pay. The bottle is dark in colour and you push the top down to spray the mist. This product can be bought from your local Body Shop store or online.
Whether this makes you fall asleep or not, it will definitely relax you and that's half of the battle won. A busy mind is usually the reason that we struggle to sleep. The aroma of the mist is earthy and extremely natural. It may be a bit over powering at first so I spray it about ten minutes before I go to sleep. It's noticeable but subtle enough that you won't be thinking about it.
Whether it's mind over matter or a truly remarkable product, I'm not
sure. But whatever the reason, it certainly helps me drop off to sleep when I am struggling. The aroma is soothing and calming and it is highly relaxing.
Just a quick tip, as a busy mind is often the problem, I also keep a notepad by my bed and get everything written down, all the things I need to do, organise or find, so that I can forget out everything until the morning. Combined with this spray, you'll be sleeping in no time.
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I have trouble sleeping most nights, I can never relax enough to fall asleep it drives my boyfriend mad, and really effects our relationship and I am up nearly all night tossing and turning.
I was beginning to go mad with sleep deprivation, sleeping pills can not be given to me so these was nothing more I could try. In the past I have tried numerous body oils and pillow sprays and nothing has worked!
so when I was recently wondering around the body shop on my lunch break I got talking to a body shop member of staff I explained my situation and she was extremely helpful and very understanding. There are many different Deep sleep products from bath oils, essential oils, body wash/lotion and pillow mists. I tried a few and settled on buying three products the deep sleep pillow mist, essential oils and deep sleep pressure point spray. This cost me a fortune and I was very anxious about spending so much money but what choice did I have?
I am so glad I did buy these products as I have never felt so calm and relaxed and I really have had some amazing nights sleep much to my boyfriends delight.
The prices vary depending on which items you buy but for this deep sleep pillow mist it costs £10.00 for 110ml. One to two sprays every other night keeps your pillow smelling lush and keeps your body and mind calm perfect for a great nights sleep.
One thing I was very surprised at is that this product does not contain lavender which is very unusual due to lavender being a perfect relaxant. this product is perfect for lavender haters! It contains a fair variety of essential oils from camomile which promotes calming, jujube which produces a gorgeous smell and also promotes sleep a long side juniper. As well as being able to smell the jujube and juniper you can also smell the patchouli. Together this produces a distinctive smell which lasts and lasts, it never fades or goes to a funny horrible smell. It stays put on your pillow all night and well into the next couple of nights.
The bottles and products for deep sleep therapy are also very distinctive with there dark brown almost black bottle and tubs, the labels are all blue with black writing on the bottles, each deep sleep comes with its own instructions and followed well this will relieve anyone who struggles like me with sleepless nights. Not only does it relieve it makes you wake up feels fresher and better because you have slept well!
Before purchasing I would recommend you speak to a body shop assistant to find out which product/products will suit your taste and needs, do not be put off by the price specially if you have a body shop card which gives you 10% off and point to wards new items!
Recently I have been having trouble falling asleep almost every night. I'll be exhausted all evening almost to the point of falling asleep on the sofa, and when I go upstairs to bed I'm suddenly wide awake again. I was getting really sick of this situation, when I got a few samples of Body Shop Deep Sleep pillow and body mist. I didn't really think it would work, but thought I might as well give it a go, since I'm definitely not interested in trying sleeping pills or anything.
I was so happy with the samples that I bought myself a full size bottle, and now keep it next to my bed for any night when I struggle to fall asleep. It comes in a dark brown plastic bottle that reminds me of medicine, with a blue label. It contains camomile (to calm) and jujube (to promote deeper sleep) as well as geranium, juniper and patchouli essential oils. The website says that it uses "special encapsulation technology" so that fresh bursts of the smell are released as you move around during the night. There are a few different formats you can buy this product in, like an essential oil or bath gel, but I am really pleased with this spray. You can either spray it on yourself or your pillow. I always spray it on my pillow, mostly on the area that I will have my face on when I am initially trying to fall asleep.
The smell of this product is lovely, it's mostly an herby smell with some flowery notes to it. I can't smell the patchouli much at all, so your bed won't smell like a hippie commune or anything. The smell is so pleasant that I find myself breathing really deeply to breathe it in, which probably helps to relax me as well. Immediately when I lay down and start breathing it in I feel stress draining away and really feel relaxed, I notice a huge difference from when I am getting into bed, worrying if I will be able to fall asleep or not.
A few minutes after use I feel completely relaxed, and usually fall asleep within five or ten minutes of using this product, whereas recently it has sometimes been taking hours. In the morning, I feel as if I have had a very deep, restful night's sleep, which is not a feeling I often have otherwise. I don't wake up in the night too frequently, but lately this has been a problem as well, and not one that I have experienced any night I've used this product. This product has made a huge difference to me already, I have only been using it a few weeks, but even after a couple of nights it was clear that this is a great product.
It costs £10 for 100ml, which as I only put a couple of sprays on at a time, should last quite awhile, particularly if you aren't planning to use it every night. So it's not cheap but I think it's well worth it, and if you shop on the Body Shop website through Maximiles, you can get 8 points per pound you spend.
I would highly recommend this product to anyone who has trouble sleeping, even occasionally, or if you often wake up not feeling very well rested. I found it very effective and also enjoyable to use, and it's nice to use such a natural product to try to deal with sleep issues, rather than resorting to anything stronger.