These sleep sprays and pillow sprays are infused with calming aromatherapy ingredients like chamomile and lavender for better sleep.
If you're trying to fall asleep faster, there are a lot of factors to consider, from the temperature in your room to noise levels to whether or not you're using a supportive pillow. Scent may play a role, too; many people swear by pillow sprays to help them drift off to dreamland a little easier. There may be some truth to these claims, says W. Chris Winter, MD, a neurologist and sleep medicine specialist—that is, provided the formula contains lavender. "There are a couple of studies that indicate it might have sleep-promoting effects," he says.
Not a fan of lavender? Another fragrance you associate with a calming memory (say, a beachy spray that instantly evokes your childhood family vacations, or a rose-scented perfume that reminds you of your grandmother) might also help you catch some Zz's, Dr. Winter says. "Sprays can be helpful if we pair a certain smell in our minds with the act of sleep," he says. "This is particularly true with travel. If you associate a certain smell with your bedroom, spraying that in your hotel room can trick your brain into thinking you're at home."
Here, five sleep sprays that contain lavender (as well as other potentially soothing ingredients such as chamomile) to help you fall asleep easily.
This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray
This popular pillow spray contains essential oils like lavender, vetiver, and wild chamomile, as well as other natural ingredients. And if you become hooked on the scent, here's more good news: The brand's Deep Sleep line also includes an aromatherapy trio, bath soak, night oil, and shower gel for a seriously soothing nighttime routine.
L'Occitane Aromachologie Pillow Mist
With a combination of essential oils like lavender, bergamot, mandarin, sweet orange, and geranium, this relaxing spray (you can spritz it anywhere in your room, from your pillows to your curtains) is sure to help you unwind.
Not Soap Radio To Sleep Full of Sweet Dreams Detox + Hydrate Fragrance
If you love the smell of lavender so much that you want it on yourself, not just on your pillow, try this soothing bedtime fragrance from Not Soap Radio. This spray can be applied on your hair and body, so you'll catch notes of lavender, chamomile, peppermint, and grapefruit seed extract while you dream. Also good: Argan oil to help you wake up with soft skin and ultra-shiny strands.
Supermood Sweet Pillow Scent
Spritz this sleep spray from the holistic brand Supermood on sheets and pillows before bed to help you unwind. In addition to lavender, it contains notes of orange and vetiver.
Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Lavender Room Freshener
It's not marketed as a sleep spray, but this budget-friendly, non-aerosol room freshener from Mrs. Meyer's can be used for a similar purpose, thanks to its soothing lavender scent. Spray around your bedroom (or your whole home, for that matter) to create an environment that promotes shuteye.