I’m a Restless Sleeper, and These Pillow Sprays Eased My Tossing and Turning

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I've never been the person to angelically wake up in the same position I dozed off in. You know, the type that barely needs to tug on the sheets to re-make the bed in the morning.

You can find me at the very opposite end of the spectrum, under the "wakes up freezing because she kicked all her blankets to the ground" category.

What's worse is that I've tried everything to remedy my restless sleep — from melatonin and meditation to working out and drinking sleep tea. It wasn't until a friend introduced me to pillow sprays that I finally felt sweet sleepy relief.

I was skeptical at first, but after receiving three paragraph-lengthed texts about her experience, I gave in. So, that night I spritzed my linens before crawling into bed. Almost immediately after my head hit the pillow, I noticed a change in my overall energy as a deep inhale calmed my mind. Relaxed, I was able to focus on happy thoughts and easily drift off to sleep in a record 10 to 20 minutes.

Next thing I knew, I was being woken up by my alarm — with neat and assembled sheets and blankets to boot.

With a newfound confidence in pillow sprays, I decided to test multiple products to find a recipe that works best for me. The three formulas ahead feature rejuvenating aromas that help soothe my racing thoughts, while reducing tossing and turning throughout the night.

this works Sleep Plus Pillow Spray

this works Sleep Plus Pillow Spray

By far my favorite pillow spray to date, this works Sleep Plus Pillow Spray ($34.50) is great for calming the restless sleeper — a claim to which I can attest. Described as a "super blend" of aromatherapeutic oils, this recipe reportedly gradually releases throughout the night via motion technology. It's not only designed to restore healthy sleep patterns, but this formula (which is packed with natural actives) has the added benefit of replenishing, repairing, and regenerating sleep-starved skin as your head rests on the pillow.

Aromatherapy Associates London Deep Relax Sleep Mist

Aromatherapy Associates London Deep Relax Sleep Mist

Ease your racing mind with Aromatherapy Associates London's Deep Relax Sleep Mist ($44). Created to help induce restorative sleep, one spray of this hand-crafted vetivert, chamomile, sandalwood essential oils blend goes a long way. Just apply a spritz or two to your body and linens, wait a minute for the formula to settle, then crawl into bed. Get comfortable and relax by taking deep inhales that are sure to temper your thoughts.

Indie Lee Pillow Mist

Indie Lee Pillow Mist

Indie Lee's Pillow Mist ($28) has an opulent fragrance that can elevate your nightly routine thanks to its luxe, spa-like feel. Its formula combines vetiver, moroccan chamomile, lavender, lavandin, and patchouli essential oils to help boost relaxation. It's cruelty free, and also devoid of parabens, phthalate, and gluten.