I bought a pot of Lush’s Sleepy body lotion, more because I liked the smell (think warm, thick, lavender-infused porridge) rather than believing claims in the media that it helps even hyperactive kids and insomniacs fall asleep. After two weeks of using it though I have to say it works for me! I’ve fallen asleep quicker and slept more deeply as a result of using it at bedtime. Strange dreams of flying, cat-faced chickens were an added bonus.
At £7.95 for a 95g pot, it’s not exactly cheap, but it does include Fair Trade cocoa butter and is endorsed by the Vegan Society. I use it sparingly on my hands, which handily can be placed right near my nose to ensure an ongoing slug of the smell all night. As a result that 95g pot is lasting me ages.
To close, I could post a woozy, sleep-inducing track like Kate Bush’s And Dream of Sheep, OR this…”off to Never Never Land, ha ha!”