Just one sleepless night is enough to drive me into total meltdown, so my thoughts go out to insomniacs across the globe.
When you can’t sleep at night, you feel like you’re the only person in the world still awake. Lying there recounting every embarrassing thing you’ve ever done in your entire life and refreshing your Instagram for the third time, plus googling the reasons why you’re awake at 3am.
If that sounds familiar, I have a solution for you. And it isn’t a bottle of Night Nurse or a month’s supply of sleeping pills.
Introducing the body lotion that insomniacs swear by, which is also the perfect Christmas present to stash under the tree.
Lush Sleepy Body Lotion, uk.lush.com, £7.95-£13.95
Sleepy by Lush is a cocoa butter and oatmeal body lotion, infused with lavender oil, tonka absolute and ylang ylang oil. Lush boldly claim that you will “sleep well” after using it. Backed up by reviews such as these:
“As someone with an incurable and not so common chronic illnesses which result in chronic pain and insomnia because of the pain, sleepy lotion is the one product that can actually help me through the worst of my nights.”
“Sleepy absolutely helps with my insomnia”
“Sleepy because it smells like happiness, gives me good dreams, and makes me soft like a baby’s butt”
“I used to take anxiety medication for 11 years and had to stop recently which was pretty terrible. But I found that using and smelling Sleepy can help my anxiety not be as bad. It’s such a relaxing scent and I love using it!”
“Smells amazing!! It actually works! I was sceptical at first but it actually works!”
In fact, Sleepy has proven so popular that Lush made it a permanent item in their line, after its original release as a limited edition.
Sleepy is available in two sizes (95g, £7.95 and 215g, £13.95), available from Lush online and in-store.