After a crazy day, nothing beats letting your head crash onto your favorite soft, fluffy pillow. Unless said pillow just got spritzed with a soothing aromatherapy mist. That’s even better.
It’s no secret that essential oils can do great things for your mood and energy levels. Some, like lemon and spearmint, are energizing and uplifting. But plenty of others exert a calming, soothing effect that can help you unwind and fall asleep faster.
Science backs this up, by the way, with countless studies touting the pro-chill, pro-sleep effects of oils like lavender, vanilla, and chamomile. While others, like ylang-ylang and sandalwood, have been shown to ease anxiety and soothe stress. Spritzing them on your pillow makes it easy to get a big whiff of the beneficial compounds when you need them the most. An added perk: they’ll make your bed smell like a spa.
Of course, there's no guarantee that any old spray claiming to help you snooze better will actually work. So we rounded up the best of the best. These eight have racked up rave reviews from tons of enthusiastic users for their sleep-promoting powers and rich, soothing scents. (Some even come with some surprising added benefits. Looking for a spray to calm your cats or keep monsters from invading your kid’s room? You’ll find them here.)
The only problem? They all sound so dreamy, you might have a tough time deciding which one to try first.
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