People Swear This Body Lotion Is the Best Insomnia Remedy
UPDATE, 10/26/2017: The Lush Sleepy Body Lotion that everyone’s talking about when they’re not busy sleeping soundly is finally BACK IN STOCK! But don’t sleep through this opportunity to snag a jar or 12 — who knows how long it’ll last!
Original, 8/14/17: When it comes to getting a better night’s sleep, there are tons of tricks and tips out there. Eating certain foods, filling your home with particular plants and drinking a cherry smoothie before bed are just a few of the common ways people try to get over their inability to sleep, but this new solution has to be one of the most-talked about cures yet.
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Insomniacs across the internet swear by this inexpensive body lotion, claiming it helps them relax and drift off to sleep. The purple moisturizer from Lush, made with therapeutic lavender oil, almond oil and cocoa butter, has received hundreds of rave reviews online.
The soothing lotion launched last year as a limited release during the holiday season and quickly sold out, according to Refinery29. After fans requested its return to stores for months, the brand announced the product would return for good this summer.
The price for the lotion is anywhere between $5 – 20, but due to it’s popularity, it’s now out of stock. But luckily, you can find the same de-stressing scent in Lush’s Twilight Bath Bomb and Lullaby Shampoo Bar. (Both cost less than $12!)
“[Sleepy] helps with anxiety and my serious inability to sleep,” one fan wrote on Reddit. Lush shoppers boast about similar benefits on the site and on social media, too. “I loved using this right before I go to bed,” another user wrote. “The smell is so soothing and helps me fall asleep faster!”
While there’s no study or scientific evidence that proves this lotion actually helps you fall asleep, it’s not an impossible theory. According to the National Sleep Foundation, lavender can help decrease your heart rate and blood pressure, which can help you feel at ease. One 2012 study from the Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand even found that participants who smelled lavender before going to bed experienced deeper sleep and woke up feeling more rested. So the next time you find yourself tossing and turning in bed, you’ll know it’s time for a little pampering!