Saturday, 15 March 2014

Product Junkie - Sweet Dreams

Woman in bed sleeping

I don't know about you but I have been a really bad sleeper these past few years.  I have gone from an adult who could have slept on a washing line and right through the 1987 Hurricane, to a woman who has no difficulty falling asleep but finds it impossible to stay that way for more than a few hours.

My usual pattern is to wake sometime between 3 and 4am and I very often find myself still awake in the lead up to my alarm going off, that's when (predictably) I nod off and boy do I struggle to not press snooze about twenty times.  So annoying. Plus it leaves you feeling rubbish for the first few hours of the day whilst you struggle to see the kids off to school, empty the dishwasher, make the beds etc

I noticed that ITV's Daybreak were doing a Sleep Clinic with Dr Hilary last week, I didn't manage to catch any of it, but this inspired me to think about products that may help with a peaceful slumber, whether you have trouble getting off or like me, actually staying that way.

Sometimes regular bed times in a peaceful environment just aren't enough, and my inner product junkie has me craving scented sleep aids and blends of essential oils to restore a restful nights sleep.

This Works Heavenly Candle Heavenly Candle

I need very little excuse to purchase a scented candle but one that induces peaceful slumber? Well it's a no brainer! Deep Sleep Heavenly Candle by This Works (online only) £25.

This Works Pillow Talk

Hailed as a miracle solution to a good nights sleep, fragrance your room as well as your pillow with this relaxing spray. Deep Sleep Pillow Spray by This Works £16.

Aromathapy Associates Deep Relax Bath And Shower Oil

This Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Bath and Shower Oil is the winner of no less than 10 beauty awards. Given it's iconic status and blend of essential oils, inner peace and tranquilly are soon restored. I think this one deserves to go on the Mothers Day wishlist! £39

Thank goodness it's the weekend and there is no alarm going off at silly o'clock, a 7.30am natural wake up was most welcome this morning.

How well are you sleeping?


  1. I don't sleep well either Sharron....if I wake at 3 or 4 that is the end of it for the night!! Enjoy your weekend:)
    ~Anne xx

  2. i always have a milky drink before bed, that helps, but so would all those products, they look delicious!

  3. Firstly, loving the new look on the blog - very nice! Regarding sleep - I do so like a log most nights. Unless I have to get up very early for something and then I can't sleep at all! Just when I need it the most! Love the idea of that pillow spray - sounds like a great option. Hope you're having a great weekend, Ax

  4. Hi Sharron- I thought you read my mind- I'm having the exact sleep patterns lately and was awake from 3-5ish and didn't want to get up come 8 today, it's really winding me up. No more iphone surfing at night for a start and these remedies sound great too, I may try a relaxing spray! Hope we sleep better tonight! Love the look of your blog, very streamlined and stylish xxx

  5. I have had lots of sleep problems over the years. The products you feature look wonderfully relaxing but for serious sleep issues I would recommend

  6. I usually fall asleep of a night as soon as I stop but then wake around 5. Typically this morning when I could lie in I've been wide awake since 4 with my mind racing, of course come Monday it will be a different story!!!
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

  7. Love the new look Sharron....very chic indeed!
    Luckily no problems sleeping for me at the moment but I am always awake before 6am whether I need to be or not!! I do however love the idea of the pillow spray....could be another great idea for a Mother's day list keeps getting longer and longer!! xx

  8. I usually go up to bed exhausted but don't always stay asleep and it doesn't help that the dog is an insomniac with a weak bladder! I may as well have had another baby at this rate! Love the new blog design - love the clean, simple look! xx

  9. The dreaded insomnia! Why is it men never seem to suffer?! I'm a between 3-4am girl too & it drives me nuts especially when I have to get up at 6.30am everyday to get 2 little ones ready for school! Ax


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