7 Dreamy Pillow Sprays for When Counting Sheep Stops Working

About a year ago, I went through a long period where I just couldn't sleep. I couldn't fall asleep. I couldn't stay asleep. And even when I did get a couple of hours of shut-eye, I'd wake up exhausted from the whole process and feel more tired than the night before. In my quest for a good night's sleep, I tried it all: mindfulness meditations, bedtime stories for adults (yes, they're a thing), digital detoxing, camomile tea… The list goes on. But the thing that finally cured my insomnia? Pillow spray.

Yes, it sounds silly. How could something that is fundamentally scented water make the slightest bit of difference to my sleep quality? Well, it can. Because these linen sprays come charged with some of the most powerful aromatherapy ingredients, from calming lavender to soothing camomile via relaxing frankincense. These (somewhat) magical essential oils perform a kind of trickery on your mind and body, making your brain hit standby and your muscles relax. Before you know it, it's 7 a.m. and you've just had a solid eight hours of sleep.


Now I'm addicted: I spray my pillows and sheets half an hour before bedtime every single night, and they do more than just help me get to sleep more quickly—they also keep me there. With every head roll across the pillow and every tug of the duvet, the essentials oils that have settled on my sheets are re-released into the atmosphere, starting the whole process again. Sounds dreamy, right? Keep scrolling for the seven best pillow sprays I currently have on rotation.