Regular readers will know that I use pillow sprays every night and have tried a number of brands, so you can imagine my delight when I was offered the opportunity to try the newest kid of the block: & Now to Sleep from REN. I also knew how I could put it to the ultimate test - the last time I stayed in my Father In-Law's house, I spotted a mouse in the bedroom and I was terrified. My husband thought I was googling "how to catch a mouse" but what I was actually doing was booking a hotel for the night! That was Christmas 2014 and I haven't stayed there since (I've stayed with other relations so I'm not a totally awful in-law!) but recently, we went back to stay with my Father In-Law and I won't lie, I was dreading it because I am absolutely terrified of mice (not to mention that they carry Lyme Disease!). & Now To Sleep arrived at the perfect time because I knew if it helped me sleep through those three nights, it would be a miracle worker. Read on to hear how it performed....
I absolutely love the packaging - it's cute without alienating those who don't like anything overly cutesy! The bottle contains 75ml and is priced at £18, which is pretty good as those who have problems sleeping, know that you couldn't actually put a price on a good nights sleep.
The product itself contains a blend of lavender (to relieve tension), frankincense (to calm the mind) and hops (to induce sleep) - all of which produce a very calming, restful scent that isn't overly herbal or musty. The scent lingers and what makes this particular pillow spray different from most others is that it also releases the scent throughout the night to promote a more restful sleep.
I spray it on my pillow and duvet cover just before going to bed and I can honestly say that I have been having wonderful sleeps. The first night in the "mouse house" (I say that in jest because I don't believe that there are any mice living there now!), I nodded off quite quickly and slept for a full 8 hours - I honestly expected that, at best, I would have had a broken 5 hours sleep, given the circumstances but I was very pleasantly surprised. The second night, I actually slept for 11 hours non-stop! I must have been in a deep sleep because my husband said that I snored for some of them and every night since then, I have been sleeping for a good 8 hours uninterrupted.
I cannot fault this product at all because it absolutely works!
Are you a fan of pillow sprays? Or mice?! I'd love to hear!
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Thanks for reading!