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THIS WORKS : SLEEP
In August I was lucky enough to stop in a Crowne Plaza hotel on a trip to Leeds, when I got into my room I saw they had provided me with some extras in the room, one of which was a small box containing two products by a company I had never heard of called "This Works"! The products were their Deep Sleep Pillow Spray and Deep Sleep Stress Less.
I went through my small pillow spray very fast and ended up purchasing a full sized one (which I have already reviewed a few weeks back if anyone is interested in looking back) however the other product has lasted a lot longer and I am still using the small trial one so I thought I would add a review on it.
The two products come in a small white box and are simply called This works : Sleep! The box informs us that is contains 2 mini solutions for a better nights sleep!
Inside the box the products are both 5ml in size, the Deep Sleep Pillow Spray is a small plastic spray bottle and the Stress Less is a small glass one with a white screw top and metal roller ball top.
The products are very simple to use to use the Deep Sleep Pillow Spray you simply open the lid and spray lightly onto your pillow and sheets, to use the Stress Less you simply unscrew the lid and rub the metal roller ball over the back of your wrists.
Both products smell divine and contain natural ingredients that supposed to help you relax and unwind, therefore helping you have a better night sleep.
I will admit I do not use the Stress Less as much as the pillow spray however I have actually been using it more during the day when I feel stressed than in conjunction with the pillow spray. I find the scent is calming and it does help make me feel less stressed. The only thing I will say is that I do not notice the scent after about 30 mins so it does not last very long.
I do not like the Stress Less quite as much as the pillow spray, although to be fair to it I can not fault the pillow spray so it has a lot to live up to in relation!
The set is available from www.thisworks.com for £10 so I think we got a very nice little freebie in the hotel so thank you Crowne Plaza!
Both products are also available from the same site in full sized bottles but I think they mini is certainly a good value trial option if you wanted to give them a try first.
As a set I would give them a 5 out of 5 but if I was reviewing the Stress Less alone I would have to say it would be a 4 out of 5. However as a duo they make a powerful team and I really love using them.
During a recent stay at a Crowne Plaza Hotel I received a complimentary box of This Works: Sleep products. I was very impressed with them and took mine home with me, plus my friend's box too.
My sleep patterns are erratic. I often have broken night's sleep and sometimes I can't relax and switch off. I don't tend to have any specific dilemma keeping me awake, other than the fact I can't work out why I can't get to sleep. Suffering from low iron recently relating to other health problems meant this also made sleep more challenging. Plus, like many people, I can have 'strange bed syndrome' (I am not sure if it is medically recognised or something I just made up), where I don't sleep well when away from home in an unfamiliar room/bed.
This little box was then a blessing whilst away. I didn't use it the first night, as I didn't think about it, but I used it the second night and had a better night's sleep. Obviously I can't say for sure this was down to the product exclusively, but I like to think it played a part. The little box contains a small 5ml bottle of pillow spray. At first I sprayed it all over the pillowcase, but really a spray at each end suffices before ling down. The pillow spray contains various oils such as lavender, patchouli, camphor and chamomile which are known to help the mind and body relax and de-stress. The lavender is the dominant scent for me. It takes a few seconds to dry on your pillow, and I have not noticed it staining the pillowcase. You can smell the lavender after you spray but this disappears and you then get a subtle scent from the pillowcase, but I think that depends on where you position yourself on the pillow. Once I move about I lose it. It doesn't linger noticeably, but these are scents that I associate with relaxation and comfort, so I do think they help.
The other products is a 'breathe in: inspiration' and is a little 5ml bottle with a roll on top. You remove the lid and rub on your pulse points. I put a little at my temples and again on my wrists. This also contains lavender, but I mainly get the scent of eucalyptus. It lingers longer than the spray, but that maybe because my wrists are closer to my nose, and I can find the scent again, I am not sure.
All in all these little bottles can help towards a better night's sleep I am sure other factors need to be involved, but I find these relaxing products to use, and probably half the battle is that I believe they work and trust them. You can buy the little kits off the This Works website for £10. Or ask anyone staying at a Crowne Plaza to bring you a box back! You can buy the pillow spray separately at £15 for 75ml . The 'breathe in' bottle doesn't appear to be available separately, but they do sell a sleep balm (£12) or a 'stress less' bottle which seems similar (£12) if you wanted to try only one product.
This Works in a British company and I am increasingly hearing good things about their products which are manufactured in the UK. The company work with British Farmers to source their high quality, sustainable, often organic, natural ingredients where they can and they do not test on animals. Packaging is also recyclable. Their branding and labelling is clear and modern.
For me these products really do work, and I would recommend giving them a try is you also find settling down to sleep a problem alongside other common sense solutions such as avoiding caffeine or high sugared drinks before bed, and avoid watching the news/horror or action films or anything that could stress or stimulate you immediately before bed.