Here’s the thing, I suffer from insomnia. It’s quite bad most days. I travel quite a bit, so that doesn’t help either…

Worry not, though, as I’ve recently found something that helps me… Well, a few things actually, but this one in particular! Enter: This Works.

I typically average 4-5 hours a night. Awful, right? Well, it can’t be helped. Working with computers and then coming home to my own… Must. Play. Sims. It really takes its toll.

My experience with insomnia…

I feel as though my insomnia has worsened over the years, particularly since experiencing bouts of ‘sleep paralysis’.

I can honestly say that sleep paralysis is one of the worst things I have ever experienced.

I once dreamt/woke up during a dream where I was underneath a motorbike and the rider was revving their engine really loud above me, with ‘Shut Up & Drive’ playing really loudly in the background. There was just a plank of wood separating me and this red motorbike. I couldn’t move or scream, just watching/hallucinating… It was terrifying. That’s the worst I’ve had it, I think.

But, what exactly is ‘sleep paralysis’?

It’s basically when you wake up from your dream-state (not Florida) prematurely and watch your dream play out, vividly, in front of your very eyes. You feel powerless, helpless and speechless… All you can do is wait for it to be over. No-one really knows how it comes about, nor what triggers it.

I suffered from it quite frequently for a few months on-and-off a few years back and since then, it’s as if my mind refuses to sleep in case it happens again even though, luckily for me, it hasn’t.

Back to insomnia, and the post at hand… I’ve mentioned this before, but my insomnia gets considerably worse before I go travelling. My mind gets so wired and awake, that it’s like it refuses to sleep, and I end up tiring myself out massively.

I’m not sure if I discussed what I’m about to bring up before, but I had a particular episode in Dubai, this January, that was probably the worst (and most embarrassing rolled into one).

Picture this: I land (for a trade-show), get to hotel, all whilst functioning on 3 hours sleep in 3 days… Yep, one could say I’m knackered. I wake up the following day at 3am and can’t sleep any further… I get a bright idea to head downstairs to 24-hr pharmacy (at 3:15am), and pick up a Panadol Night and a night-time sachet that you dilute with water. I then go on to have a full day of activities to tire myself out.

I go back to hotel, and drink the sachet and take sleeping tablets at 8:30pm. Wake up at 9:30am, right? Read on, it gets longer and worse.

Thinking I’ve had a full night’s sleep… I shower, apply my makeup and get dressed, as you do. I draw back the curtain and it’s pitch dark outside!?!?!??!? I start questioning the RISING of the SUN because I’ve OBVIOUSLY had such a long and relaxing sleep… “WHY IS IT NOT SUNNY AT 9:30AM YET!?!?”

No, seriously – so, I call my mum… Only to find out it was actually 9:30pm Dubai time. I’d basically only been out for one hour. Never, ever again.

Therefore, if you can avoid tablets and the like, spray your pillow with this instead!

Get a great night’s sleep with our best-selling deep sleep pillow spray. Proven to help you fall asleep faster and wake feeling more refreshed.

WHEN: use at bedtime to help reduce sleep anxiety and improve sleep quality.

HOW: our award-winning natural, aromatherapeutic Superblend of Lavender, Vetivert and Camomile calms both mind and body, soothing you to sleep.

WHY: when we sleep our skin cells repair and harmful toxins are removed, making sleep the ultimate beauty secret and first step in your skincare routine.

97% slept better
89% fell asleep faster
98% felt more refreshed in the morning
100% would recommend deep sleep pillow spray to a friend*

*In a study of 100 subjects and 100 ex-prescription users compared to no product.

Look, I’ve really found This Works’ Sleep Pillow Spray helpful. It does what it claims, and I now fall asleep faster, and deeper, (even if not for longer).

How can I be certain that I’ve slept deeper?

The only way I can tell that I’ve slept deeply is by waking up really refreshed, and not the way I have previously. I’ve had times where I’ve woken up worse than I felt before I went to bed. That – for me, is the opposite of a ‘deep sleep’.

The good news is: I can categorically say that those days are long gone since spraying this nightly.

What do I love about it?

It’s natural, actually works and smells fresh, almost like a dream.

I actually find myself looking forward to spraying it on every night, as sad as that sounds!

To summarise one of the longest posts on this blog, This Works’ Deep Sleep Pillow Spray has helped me sleep quite deeply since I began using it. It’s now a staple to my sleep routine.