Sleep remedies for insomnia from potpourri crystals to clever pillow mists tested

Mirror Online Lifestyle 2 days ago

Struggling to get a good night's sleep?

Join the sleepless club.

With the clocks about to go back on October 27th, you may be in for an extra hour in bed but that could just spell an extra hour of restless sleep for some.

Luckily there are plenty of ways to help ease an anxious mind and get yourself in the mood for slumber.

Whether it's a trusty pillow mist (with a upgrade!) or a fancy new room diffuser that puffs out a spa-like aroma, these new launches are promising to make it easier than ever to get to sleep.

We've had our expert team of tester try them out so you know the best ones to invest in...

Anatome Potpourri Crystals, £24

Anatome Potpourri Crystals

Beauty writer Zoe says: ‘These crystals come in a jar and are meant to act as a room diffuser when you put 6-10 drops of oil onto them.

'I went for the Recovery + Sleep Essence, £35, which was a lovely punchy lavender scent.

'I put the jar next to my bed but I had to be so close to it to actually smell the oil and I used half the bottle by night three.

'I don’t think I slept better for them but they looked nice.’

This Works Sleep Together Calming Spray, £22

This Works Sleep Together Calming Spray

Sub editor Bex says: ‘This is just dreamy – literally.

'Smells gorgeous, so helps me drift off within minutes, but it’s my daughter, who is six, who really struggles to go to sleep.

'She can get herself so worked up in the evening when she can’t drift off, and this instantly relaxes her enough to help her reach the Land Of Nod.

'Happy mum all round.’

Puressentiel Gentle Heat Diffuser, £22.50

Puressentiel Gentle Heat Diffuser

Beauty director Lynne says: ‘Much as I love them, scented candles are the last thing I’d use to make me sleepy in case I actually nod off and set the house on fire.

'This plug-in diffuser is good for my peace of mind because it’s not going to overheat, and it hardly takes any time for the essential oil to fill my bedroom with a spa-like aroma.

'I’ve been using the calming Puressentiel Relax Blend, £9.90, which gets me ready for sleep.’

Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Sleep Mist, £28

Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Sleep Mist

Deputy features ed Rosie says: ‘It has a very rich and sophisticated sandalwood, chamomile and vetiver fragrance, which was a nice change to the usual lavender.

'One little spray was enough to keep the scent lingering for ages.

'It was very soothing and relaxing and did positively affect my falling asleep so I’ll definitely keep on using it.’

Radox Calm Your Mind Sleep Therapy Bath Salts, £4.99

Radox Calm Your Mind Sleep Therapy Bath Salts

Editor-in-chief Mel says: ‘I threw quite a lot into my bath so the water had a very strong lavender smell.

'The salts were bright purple but the water stayed clear, but very silky.

'When I was finished, the scent wafted from the bathroom into the bedroom and I instantly fell asleep - but woke up at 4.30am.

'They did make my skin feel very soft which was a nice bonus.’

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