Using fragrances to help you sleep has been around for years but they have rarely been labelled as sleep sprays. However now brands have repackaged these fragrances into sleep products.
Because of the sheer number of different fragrances that can be used it can make it difficult to know which one is the best for you, so we have reviewed the best sleep pillow sprays available on the market.
Neom Organics London Perfect Night's Sleep Pillow Mist
English lavender, sweet basil & jasmine plus 16 other essential oils
This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray
Lavender, Vetivert and Chamomile
Salts & Co Pillow Mist Spray
Chamomile, Valerian & Lavender
Avon Planet Spa Sleep Serenity Pillow Mist
Chamomile & Lavender
Bloom and Blossom Sleep Night Time Pillow Spray
Organic Aloe Vera, Frankincense, Honey Murtle and Rose Geranium
1. Neom Organics London Perfect Night's Sleep Pillow Mist Review
The Neom organics sleep pillow mist has been formulated to be used on your pillow to send you into the deepest of sleeps. The scent contains 14 pure essential oils which have been blended together to create a beautiful balanced fragrance.
It’s also recommended that once you’ve sprayed it on your pillow that you breathe in for a few seconds to aid the overall process. We like this because the smell is subtle and not overpowering but gives you a comforting feeling when you go to bed.
This product is also 100% natural, ethically sourced and blended in Britain and not only improves sleep but also relieves stress and lifts your mood.
2. This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray Review
This Works company have created a natural remedy that works to relieve your senses which gives you a better quality sleep, by helping you to fall asleep quicker. The pillow spray is fast acting and helps to reduce the effects of anxiety that you may suffer from.
The natural spray contains essential oils of Lavender, Vetivert and chamomile and all you need to do is spray a fine mist over the surface of your pillow and you’re ready to go. It will leave your pillow with a fresh, calming and cool smell.
Because they use high concentrations of essential oils it means that you need to spray less, so the bottle lasts longer, and it's free of any dangerous chemicals.
3. Salts & Co Pillow Mist Spray Review
The Salts & Co Calm pillow mist spray just needs to sprayed onto your pillow before you sleep and it'll leave you feeling relaxed and ready for a restful sleep. It can also be used as a room spray to create a relaxing environment and contains a blend of Chamomile, Valerian & Lavender Essential Aromatherapy Oils
It's not too heavily scented but is still effective at calming and relaxing, whilst also making it easier to breathe sending you into a deep REM sleep and you’ll find that you sleep for larger periods of night uninterrupted. The essential oils are also 100% pure and natural.
4. Avon Planet Spa Sleep Serenity Pillow Mist Review
Avon are a worldwide brand that have established themselves by creating and distributing market leading products and this sleep mist spray is no different.
Containing chamomile & soothing lavender this gently relaxes you which prepares you for sleep which allows you to fall a sleep significantly quicker making it great if you suffer with sleep issues.
All you need to do is use the easy to use application spray bottle to apply a mist layer to your pillow. This is not only great if you find it difficult to fall asleep but also if you tend to toss and turn or wake up through the night as this will keep you more settled.
5. Bloom and Blossom Sleep Night Time Pillow Spray Review
The Bloom and Blossom Sleep Night Time Pillow Spray encourages relaxation and tranquility to give you a high quality nights sleep.
Bloom and Blossom use a unique blend which contains organic Aloe vera, Frankincense, Honey Murtle and Rose Geranium which creates a soothing and calming scent.
These are the highest quality ingredients which contain no Parabens, SLS, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances or colourants, so you know you’re in good hands The product is also safe for babies and pregnant women.
What is a Pillow Spray?
A pillow spray is a fragrance that is used to make it easier for you to fall asleep. Most pillow sprays create a light mist that spreads over the outer side of your pillow, bed sheets and any other material that you may come into contact with when you go to sleep.
Once the fragrance has been sprayed, it works to relax you which then evens out your breathing into a more soothing state. To get this right though you need to select the right combination of fragrances that works best for you because different fragrances have different effects and scents.
Can I not just make my own?
Yes, some people do produce their own pillow sprays by mixing the raw ingredients together and this is quite easy to do. However, a home made spray may not be as potent or effective as a spray created by a manufacturer who has years of experience.
Benefits of using a pillow spray?
With many competing types of sleep products you may need to take them in advance of actually wanting to go to sleep. With sleep sprays you can use them right at the time that you’re willing to go to sleep which removes the guesswork.
Removes Need for Medication or Alcohol
Using a pillow sleep spray will remove the need to take medication which can often have side effects such as waking up in the morning feeling groggy which can effect the rest of your day. Due to difficulty sleeping there are people who resort to consuming alcohol as a way of falling asleep, whereas a sleep pillow spray does not harm the body like long term alcohol use does.
A Fresh Sleeping Space
An additional benefit of sleep spray is that they are nice smelling aromas which give the room you sleep in a better smell.
If you spray the scent onto your pillow, then this will ensure that it works consistently throughout the whole night as long as your nose is in contact with the fragrance. With medication this can often wear off halfway through the night or you may quickly build up a tolerance so it loses its effectiveness over time.
It's recommended that you choose a product that doesn’t test their products on animals or use animal products during the production.
The fragrance that you choose is important because it not only needs to smell nice but also be effective at relaxing you to help you fall asleep.
You need to ensure that the bottle sprays mist and not drops which ensures that you get enough coverage over your pillow and that the spray isn’t concentrated into one single area.
This also stops the spray from causing damp parts on your pillow which can make it wet and uncomfortable to sleep on.
Not Overpowering Smell
The concentration of the fragrance shouldn't be too strong to the point where it almost hurts your nostrils. If this happens it either means that the concentration is too high or you’re spraying too much.
Essential Natural Oils
The main aim of a pillow spray is that they need to be made using essential oils. Artificially made perfumes will be less effective and can even trigger allergic reactions or skin conditions in some people.