Review: This Works Sleep Essentials

gifted products by This works.

The brain has fascinated me since I was little, and I´m particularly curious about sleep. Why do we sleep, how do we sleep, and what does it really do to our mind and body? During my undergrad in psych we learnt loads about the cognitive neuroscience of sleep - which fuelled my curiosity even more. In short, getting a good night´s sleep is essential for optimal brain functioning and allows our bodies to restore, repair tissue, and synthesise hormones, to name a few.

It should come as no surprise then to say that I love products that promote better sleep and contribute to a more relaxed state of mind, as the modern lifestyle comes with stress (the bad type) which can make it difficult to slow down. Keep reading if you´re new to aromatherapy or just curious to know how deep sleep products can help you.

I was first introduced to This Works products when I attended a PR-event last year, and received their award-winning deep sleep pillow spray, evening detox clay mask, evening detox clay water, and deep sleep shower gel (I´ll probably do a separate blog post on these later!). They use a superblend of natural actives, botanical oils, and therapeutic fragnance at their cleanest and most effective. In other words, natural plant extracts are used to promote health and well-being.

I´ve learnt that, either you like the smell of lavender, or you do not. The duo super sleep contains 2 natural pillow sprays in 1, to combine two aromatherapeutic solutions (lavender, camomile and vetivert) for that good night´s sleep. The product is supposed to inspire feelings of calm and prepare you for a deep and restful slumber. Although this is a nice product, it´s a bit expensive and I don´t think it will last that long.

Personally, I prefer the deep sleep pillow spray (my favourite!). It has a lovely scent to it and goes a long way if you´re looking to sooth your mind. Also, the stress check breathe in is great for travelling and a must-have bag essential. It contains a super concentrated 100% natural blend of pure essential oils including refreshing Eucalyptus to cleanse, invigorate and help counter physical and mental fatigue.

Nevertheless, if you have serious sleep problems such as sleep deprivation, insomnia, or sleep paralysis. I don´t believe products like these will solve the problem, as there are other factors that come into play and disrupts your beauty sleep. Still, they are lovely products for setting a relaxed mood and calming your mind after a long day. And, they do have the potential to aid physical and mental relaxation. I spray my pillow before bed and experience deeper sleep, whereas the stress-check roll-on is used whenever I´m indulging in me-time (mostly in the afternoon).