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Day 7 - Do pillow sprays work?

In today's box you have a little pillow spray with lavender and other scents to help you get a better nights sleep.

But do pillow sprays actually work?

While pillow mists do not guarantee sleep, they do serve as a form of aromatherapy, which is calming and relaxing for the body. Relaxation is a great step in the right direction for a good night’s rest.

Aromatherapy uses essential oils as therapy. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, “when inhaled, the scent molecules in essential oils travel from the olfactory nerves directly to the brain and especially impact the amygdala, the emotional center of the brain”.

When you lie down, you inhale the essential oils that are contained in the pillow spray, and they eventually make their way to your brain. Aromatherapy relaxes the body, which can help improve sleep quality and reduce the time it takes to fall asleep.

A pillow mist can be a great addition to your nightly routine. There are lots of pillow mist fragrances that can aid sleep, so you should be able to find a scent that you prefer.

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