I used to think bedtime routines were just for unruly children—that is until I started having sleeping problems myself. As most of us know all too well, it can be hard to unwind after a long, stressful day. It feels like we’re always plugged-in, either to the phone or email or the TV, and this can wreak havoc on our ability to fall asleep quickly and sleep through the night.
In addition to making a concerted effort to avoid technology, caffeine and exercise prior to bedtime, it can also be helpful to turn to herbs and essential oils to encourage relaxation. This pillow spray uses natural botanicals to help you unwind when you need it most, so you can fall asleep fast and stay asleep until morning.
Fall Asleep Fast Pillow Spray
I like to use mine in the evenings when I’m getting ready for bed. About an hour or so before bedtime, I’ll spritz it on my pillow while I go about my nightly routine and let the essential oils go to work. Something about the ritual reminds my brain that it’s time to unwind and let go of the day’s events.
Here’s how it works:
Lavender is well-known for its calming, stress relieving and relaxation properties. That’s why it’s so effective at helping you get to sleep! It’s also a nervous tension reliever.
Another herb known mostly for its relaxing properties, chamomile is a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. When used before bed it acts as a mild tranquilizer and sleep inducer.
Known as “the oil of tranquility”, vetiver is widely valued for its uplifting, healing and protective qualities. Vetiver has also been used for centuries to treat mild insomnia.
When combined, these three herbs help to calm your body and quiet the mind so you can fall asleep as soon as your head hits the pillow.
- Combine ingredients in spray bottle and shake to combine.
- To use, shake the bottle and spritz a fine mist onto your pillow about an hour before bedtime.