The beauty products that troubled sleepers swear by

In desperate need of a good night’s shut-eye, but finding it tough to switch off and destress? These five beauty products to help you sleep come very highly rated, and contain all of the right ingredients for relaxation.


Lush Sleepy Body Lotion

Fans of Lush’s Sleepy range rave about its sleep-inducing benefits, and with good reason. The scented balm teams lavender with oatmeal and tonka absolute for a rich, luxurious scent and texture, and advocates say it sends you to the land of nod in double quick time. If you already love Sleepy, try the brand’s Twilight body spray, which has similar notes and is also said to be a miracle when it comes to dropping off.

The reviews say…
‘This stuff is dreamy. Slather it on after a bath and before you hop into bed and you’ll sleep like a baby!’
‘Your body will smell gorgeous and feel lovely and soft. It has also helped me to get to sleep at night.’
‘It’s helped me sleep so much better since I’ve been using it. I always felt tired in the day time and now I’ve been using this I don’t.’

Sleepy body lotion, £7.95, Lush

This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray

This Works’ cult sleep spray is clinically proven to help you fall asleep faster, with 97% of initial testers saying that they felt the quality of their sleep improved with the product too. Lightly mist your pillow with the comforting blend of lavender, vetivert and camomile for a restful night.

The reviews say…
‘Just two spritz on my pillow and I’m off to dreamland in a snap.’
‘I use this for both me and my husband and can honestly say we have experienced much better sleep quality since we started using it.’
‘I go to sleep quickly and stay asleep throughout the night, if I wake up then I spray a little again and fast asleep again. Seriously cannot stress how good it is.’

Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, £18, This Works

Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Bath & Shower Oil

Nothing sets you up for a good long rest more than a good long soak, and Aromatherapy Associates’ Deep Relax oil will assist you with both. It’s not cheap, but you do get 20 ‘experiences’ out of each bottle, and if you struggle with irregular or disjointed sleep, you may find that it’s worth the investment.

The reviews say…
‘I would not hesitate to recommend if you have been suffering with disjointed sleep patterns or need to find a way to relax.’
‘I’m generally not a great sleeper but found that this really helps to settle mind and body.’
‘I was a bit sceptical before using it the first time but quite honestly it was like a sleeping potion.’

Deep Relax Bath & Shower Oil, £49, Aromatherapy Associates

Neom Tranquility Reed Diffuser

There’s more lavender in here, but this time, it’s paired with sweet basil & jasmine, plus a long list of other essential oils which works together in harmony to help you switch off. The bedroom is an obvious choice for your diffuser, but it may also be beneficial in your living room, kitchen, or wherever you tend to sit and unwind after a long day.

The reviews say…
‘The smell is wonderfully relaxing, and really helps to prepare you for sleep.’
‘Our room, with this and the pillow spray, has us sleeping better than normal.’
‘Sleep comes so much faster and is maintained throughout the night.’

Tranquility Reed Diffuser, £38, Neom

Badger Sleep Balm

Small but mighty is how we’d describe this little tin of balm. Not only can it be used as a multi-purpose moisturiser to soothe dry areas like elbows or lips, a little dab on your pulse points will, according to devotees, spark a deep, uninterrupted slumber.

The reviews say…
‘I am a poor sleeper, but have been falling asleep much quicker and staying asleep longer.’
‘My mum has slept better than she has in about a year. Tried everything else before it but this is the only thing that works!’
‘This is brilliant – it really helps me to relax and stops my mind going round and round in circles – definitely helps me get to sleep.’

Badger Balm Sleep Balm, £5.99, Bath & Unwind