Around one in three of us have trouble sleeping, and desperately search for help to doze off.
But social media users insist a “dreamy” body lotion is all the help you need to get a good night’s sleep. Instagram fans of the Lush Sleepy Body Lotion are hailing the cream as a miracle cure for insomnia – but it’s not the only creamy sleep aid on the market.
Here’s what you need to know about some of the non-medicinal products that claim they can help you get a bit of shut-eye.
Lush says you'll sleep well after dipping into this dreamy lotion, made with a gentle oatmeal infusion, calming lavender flower and sweet tonka absolute.
The cream has a rich, malty and floral perfume, while its organic cocoa butter and lavender water cool and enrich the skin.
Lavender is believed to help sleep by decreasing the heart rate and lowering blood pressure.
If you like the Sleepy Lotion, the smell of Lush’s Twilight spray can calm you with its blend of lavender and tonka, while ylang ylang adds a sweet floral fragrance.
Try spraying it on your pillow or pyjamas to promote good sleep.
The British skincare brand This Works claims their two-in-one night cream will de-age skin and promote better sleep through its time-release system of pure essential oils for sleep, with potent skincare actives, including amino acids and Retinol.
Ideal for using before you go to bed, the non-greasy formula of St John’s Wort and borage seed oil in this body butter will cocoon the skin and nourish it, while the citrus-infused essential oils of Melissa and lemon myrtle help you to relax and drift off into a refreshing sleep.
Containing a range of products for the face, mind and body, this set claims to help you discover the 'art of the sleeping well'. Packed with luxurious essential oils, each product is designed to de-stress, nourish, and relax, to ensure you have a deep and restful sleep.
What are your favourite creams to use before bed? Let us know in the Comments section below.