Product Type: Avon health products
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Avon Sleeptherapy Goodnight Pillow Mist
Member Name: Vialdana
Avon Sleeptherapy Goodnight Pillow Mist
Advantages: Fairly inexpensive
Disadvantages: Doesn't work brilliantly
Once again I find myself struggling with sleep at the moment, and once again I've been trying to find something - anything - that will help.
Not having an Avon rep, I've not really followed what products Avon have offered over the last few years, but on checking out a catalogue round a friends I spotted this and asked her if she'd order me a bottle. I think it cost me about £5ish, but I'll be honest I can't remember 100%.
To be fair this I did buy this a couple of months ago during my last sleep deprived state, and I sort of put it away when it arrived as I was already sleeping ok again by that point. With my recent attack of sleeplessness, however, I raided the cupboard and decided to give it a go.
What do I get?
The bottle is fairly small, and is clear with a pump action top and a plastic click on lid. The liquid inside is a sort of pale lilac colour and contains a variety of ingredients that are supposed to help you sleep when you smell them. When you spray this you don't seem to use much at a time, so I think despite this being quite small, it will probably last for a fairly long time, especially as for me, I don't tend to need it ALL the time - I'll probably use it for a week or two while I'm not sleeping well, then I'll be ok for a few weeks and then it'll come out again for another use.
How do I use it?
To use it, you just spray a couple of spritz's onto your pillow before you settle down to sleep, and then the smell is supposed to help you relax and sleep better. The smell is a sort of fresh quite pleasant smell, a bit floral and not too heady or anything. I actually did find it fairly relaxing - more so than perhaps I thought I would.
Does it work?
It's hard to quantify how well or not something like this works I think, I've used this for a few nights now, and although I still find myself lying awake a fair bit, and I do wake a fair few times during the night. I don't seem to toss and turn as much while I was asleep however, and I haven't tangled myself in knots in the duvet which often happens when I'm very restless.
I have to admit that after a couple of nights of trying this alone, I have resorted to using this AND using quiet life at the same time, but I don't think it'll be a problem as the two things work in different ways and so will hopefully compliment each other. I have to say that in combination they do seem to be helping more than just one or the other does alone.
Is it worth the money?
Hard to say - yes I think so, it certainly seems to be more relaxing than some of the things I've tried over the years. I wouldn't say it's a cure for not sleeping or anything, more of an aid to better sleep really I guess. But it's not all that expensive and like I've said I think it'll last quite a while for me. To be honest though, anything that even aids my sleep slightly is worth it for me, as the less well I sleep, the more other conditions I have flare up such as my fibromyalgia.
Overall, I'd give it maybe a 7 out of 10... its fairly cheap and long lasting, it doesn't work brilliantly, but it's not doing me any harm and seems to help a little.
Summary: An ok product that helps a bit, isn't too pricey and can be used along side other remedies.
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