They say too much of something isn’t good for you, but one thing’s for sure around this time of year, with the dark evenings coming in, you can never really get enough sleep. For many of us, with all our ongoing commitments and the festive season fast approaching, much of the winter season will be spent running on an empty tank. Regardless of how you’ll spend the weeks ahead, it’s vital that you hit the pause button and get your much-needed shut eye, sleep being the best way to refresh and reset your body (on the inside and out).
Myza is a big proponent of using natural, mind-body therapies to create better sleep, both by helping sleep directly and by relieving stress, anxiety, low mood, and physical discomfort and mist bottles filled with sleep-enhancing, anxiety-reducing elements are exactly what the holistic doctor ordered.
Scents can have a direct impact in how we respond to stress. Simple smell can immediately trigger a powerful memory, place, or person. They have the power to evoke emotions and memories instantly and can directly impact our bodies through our nervous system. As you inhale different smells the olfactory nerve rapidly sends signals too many different parts of the brain, including the limbic system and amygdala which are in charge of emotions, mood, and memory. I’m sure you’ve had the experience of encountering a smell that instantly evokes a strong memory or feeling, a waft of perfume that reminds you of someone once close, or the scent of freshly mowed grass that takes you back to idyllic summer days.
The Drowsy Sleep S.O.S Pillow Spray is made from the following powerful combination of essential oils designed to trigger these olfactory sensors in your brain to help relax your mind, calm feelings of stress and anxiety and induce sleep naturally:
A flower which unites most sleep-enhancers on the market and has been proven to calm the nervous system by lowering blood pressure, heart rate, and skin temperature as well as changing brain waves to a more relaxed state. For me the fresh scent recalls wonderfully carefree holidays in France with fields filled with lavender blowing in the breeze. And isn’t that the ultimate dreamscape?
A natural relaxant and sedative which has been shown to reduce heart rate, blood pressure, and insomnia related stress.
A sedative which soothes mood and targets stress.
A sweet floral aromatic extracted from the flower of a tropical tree in Southeast Asia. Proven to help promote relaxation, decrease blood pressure and increase feelings of calmness.
A powerful sedative which helps ease mental and physical exhaustion whilst reducing the symptoms of insomnia.
The Sleep S.O.S Pillow Spray is hand blended in the UK using 100% natural, organic and COSMOS approved ingredients. It’s also cruelty free. The essential oils are sourced from ethical suppliers that support biodegradable ingredients using natural colours and fragrances from plants and flowers
The spray is simple to use. Just spritz your pillow 2-5 times before sleep to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of the essential oils (there’s up to six months of sleep in one 50ml bottle). I actually like to generously mist the spray throughout the air and onto both bed linen and pillows. Then take long, slow meditative breaths, this allows the scent to gently stimulate your brain receptors, allowing you to feel more relaxed and ready to drift off.
With its blend of essential oils, the pillow mist smells lovely, instantly relaxing and soothing. What I particularly love is that its scent is enduring, come morning, I could still smell the delicious fragrance on the pillows and bed linen. It’s a scent that I find comforts, you’ve heard the phrase “sweet dreams,” I now know what that really means. Stress and anxiety are frequent obstacles to sound, restful sleep. Those who experience stress and anxiety symptoms often have trouble falling asleep and sleep restless leaving them tired and fatigued the next day. After breathing in this soothing mist, I definitely felt more relaxed and consequently found it easier to drop off to sleep. Unlike with some pillow sprays I have tried, I woke up alert and ready to go.
I can think of few better ways to get the most out of your precious zzz’s than with this stress-relieving, therapeutic pillow spray. One spray and I’m sure you’ll also be hooked.
(For those of you who prefer to use a burner or diffuser, there is the Drowsy Sleep S.O.S Essential Oil Blend (10ml).
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