So last month I was going through a hard time in life, i was stressed, anxious and had days where i felt like doing absolutely nothing but curling up in a ball all day. Sleep is the number one priority in my life (as with most people) but seriously, i know that if i don’t get between 7-8.5 hours sleep on average a week, my concentration, eating habits, mood – basically my whole day suffers for it! It’s not a nice feeling as i know my body and i know what does it good for me to excel and power through my days. Although we will come to see how it’s the quality of sleep that’s super important.
It was only when i went on a short trip abroad and sat comfortably on the bed getting ready for sleep in (Crowne Plaza) hotel room (will explain why i have named the hotel below) did i discover an unusual and quirky ‘this works: sleep 2 mini solutions for a better night’s sleep’ pack left on my bedside table. I was really intrigued. After reading some information on the back of the pack, words that had me hooked were ‘award-winning’, ‘Frankincense’, ‘Eucalyptus’ and some more calming oils.
So, i opened the pack and started rolling the ‘breathe in’ on my pulse points as recommended and inhaled deeply. It comes as a metal-like roller ball head which makes it easy to glide across skin such as forehead, wrists etc. Frankincense, Lavender and Eucalyptus are the main oils that sit in this bottle, It’s only 5ml, but boy after numerous glides, the liquid is still near full in the bottle!!
Frankincense oil is known for reducing heart rate and high blood pressure. It has anti-anxiety and depression- reducing abilities all without causing drowsiness, when inhaled it opens up airways and naturally helps you fall asleep. Lavender oil has natural sedating effects that helps calm muscles and Eucalyptus allows more oxygen to the lungs which also promotes blood flow.
Next i used the ‘deep calm pillow spray’ and the name says it all really. After fluffing up my big fluffy pillows, i spray what is Lavender, Patchouli, Vetiver root, Camphor Bark and Blue Chamomile Oils on to them.
Patchouli oil is a natural sedative that has several health benefits such as being a natural anti-depressant and balances emotions, Vetiver root oil is a proven antioxidant, gets rid of anxiety and nervousness. Camphor Bark oil relaxes the nerves and the brain and Blue Chamomile supports relaxation and deep sleeping. All the oils used in these products generally have the same thing in common – relaxation effects, and when combined together brings about an optimised result.
Once my sleepy head hit the pillows i was asleep within the next fifteen minutes but when i woke up i felt even better, the quality of my sleep was so amazing that even with the stresses of my life it had been overruled. All of the oils are used in small amounts in This Works products – too much these oils could induce side effects. Too much of anything is never a good idea!
I was only browsing on ASOS when i found that they were selling This Works brand, silly me thought it was only exclusive to Crown Plaza hotels, but it is only this kit that paired them up with the company, makes perfect sense. Anyway, you can still buy this version at £10 if you want to see the true results for yourself, but be warned it’ll have you wanting more! Check out their facts on their sleep range as well, along with their proven studies, you’ll be amazed.
It’s not about how much you sleep, but the quality of your sleep depends how refreshed and energised you are on waking up and these are just some of the tools that This Works can offer you! I love it!!