*I bought this product with my own pennies. That shouldn’t matter as I’m always honest (cause ya know, integrity), but I know it matters to some people*
I’m a night owl. Ever since I was a 20 year old uni student, writing essays at 1am for a 9am deadline. I’ve always found the peace of the house at night, the droll on midnight tv and the fact when I get into something, I can’t put it didn’t until it’s finished….well tiring.
I never minded the 3am nightfeed when Josh was a curled up ball of a baby. I was used to being up at that hour anyway.
But since life became a little more…I guess textbook normal… regular work hours, nursery runs…I’ve known my body (and fractious brain) need that regular deep overnight sleep but couldn’t seem to break the habit.
I’ve tried pillow sprays (ick not keen on laying my head of fresh eye watering perfume again), warm baths, coco, no electronics after 8pm, banning my phone from the bedroom (which resulted in literally no blogging that week as it’s exactly where I’m writing from now), even a bit of..ahem…bedroom exercise. All resulted in me either filling that early Christmas Pinterest board or sneaking back to the office to work or journal.
Crunch point came when I changed medication recently and found it really went to town on some kind of insomnia.
Getting a little desperate, I turned to Instagram friends with a story shreeking “what can I try guys?” Only to be barraged with links to the Lush Sleepy lotion.
Thing was I knew about it. Couldn’t have missed the millions of Facebook articles claiming it made their baby who hasn’t slept once since birth sleep for an entire month. That kind of thing. And I’d totally dismissed it. Like seriously a moisturiser can do that?
Like I said I was getting desperate though so 2 days later and nearly £8 lighter, I opened a box full of enough blardy polystyrene to fill a soft play ball pool, to find my new matt black tub of Lush Sleepy.
On first opening it I was suspicious of the purple colour. It just feels odd to run a purple liquid on your body. It however smells lovely. Earthy, creamy, of lavevdar, with a little sweetness. It smells of nature (the good kind). Even my husband pointed out he like the smell and he is super fussy.
Fresh out of the shower I rubbed it in my legs, tummy, chest and arms. Curled up in bed, a quick chat with the hubby (poor guy hates late night chats) and I woke up confused. I couldn’t remember my usual 2 hours of thinking/scrolling my phone/pottering around…because it hadn’t happened. For the first time in years I’d fallen asleep not long after my sceptical head hit the pillow. It had worked?
Night two I popped it on just my arms and chest…and within about 20 minutes of chatting with Steve (seriously he hates it, makes me do it more) I was sleepy. I fought it…but suddenly I was woken by a toddler at 7am. The middle was a lovely blank.
So, this sceptic has been won over. I don’t like to recommend skin products often because it can be so unique on each person but BLARDY HELL GET THIS! And if our IVF works I can promise you now I’ll be bathing the baby in it. Your welcome!