When it comes to drifting off into restful slumber, there are some things that you can do to calm your mind and body, preparing them to slip into sluggish sleep mode fast.
Turning off all the lights in the room, playing white noise in the background to drown out any sonic disturbances, or sleeping with a weighted blanket are helpful steps to take just before bedtime, but don’t forget to let your nose tap into your daily wind-down routine too.
What exactly is a sleep spray
Sleep sprays, like essential oil roll-ons or scented candles, can help to soothe your senses, relax your being, and lull your body into a state of rest.
A lavender sleep spray, for one, is known for its relaxing and pain-relieving effects; the aroma sedates your nervous system and helps you to fall asleep more easily. Other scents like clary sage and chamomile also work to calm the body, making it easier for you to tip over into blissful slumber.
Unlike essential oil roll-ons, a sleep spray is designed to be spritzed onto your pillow, bedsheets, and pyjamas, though some are meant to be misted around the room or directly onto your skin.
Since we can relate to tossing and turning before getting proper shuteye, we’ve rounded up the 17 best sleep sprays you can find in Malaysia to lull you into restful slumber!
Best sleep sprays in Malaysia
This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray
Featuring a super-soothing blend of soft lavender, vetiver, and white chamomile, This Works’ Deep Sleep Pillow Spray will help to relieve stress and lull your body into a state of calm.
For those who are not so familiar with vetiver, it’s a plant that’s reminiscent of fresh grass and rain-washed soil, and some compare it to lemongrass, though it has a more earthy fragrance than zesty lemongrass. Known for its stress-relieving effects, vetiver, infused in a sleep spray, is a worthy addition to your wind-down bedtime routine.
This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray retails for RM110 on Sephora.
Aura Cacia Relaxing Lavender
Aura Cacia’s Relaxing Lavender is a versatile fragrance that can be used to scent the room or spritzed onto your body for full and rich notes of soothing lavender.
Although not created specifically to lull you to sleep, Relaxing Lavender can be used just like a sleep spray – just mist the fragrance onto your body and be enveloped in delicious lavender scents that’ll help you drift off into sweet slumber.
Aura Cacia also has other fragrances including Clearing Eucalyptus, Peaceful Patchouli & Sweet Orange, and Refreshing Tangerine & Grapefruit.
Aura Cacia Relaxing Lavender retails for RM33.08 on iHerb.
Lush Twilight Body Spray
If bath bombs are the only items you’re shopping for from Lush, then you’re missing out, because the brand’s Twilight Body Spray is a heavenly blend that’ll send you straight to snooze mode.
The fragrance’s top note of soft lavender settles your senses, creamy tonka brings a renewed sense of calm, and hints of ylang ylang add a fresh floral fragrance to the mix.
You can use this sleep spray on your pillow and sheets just before you go to bed, or mist it onto your body or in your room – doesn’t matter whether it’s day or night.
Lush Twilight Body Spray retails for RM180 on Shopee.
Neal’s Yard Remedies Goodnight Pillow Mist
The tranquil blend of organic lavender, vetiver, and mandarin essential oils make Neal’s Yard Remedies’ Goodnight Pillow Mist a fragrance – creamy and fresh – that’s perfect for just before bedtime.
The brand let 100 participants test this sleep spray; 81% of them found that the fragrance helped calm and relax, and 74% of them said that the spray aided a peaceful night’s sleep.
So, stop counting sheep and start counting the nights you successfully slip off into slumber with this tried-and-true sleep spray!
Neal’s Yard Remedies Goodnight Pillow Mist retails for RM109 on Shopee.
Plant Therapy Blissful Dreams Lavender Pillow Spray
Soak in the rich, creamy scents of lavender and chamomile, citrusy bergamot fragrance, and fresh vetiver when you mist Plant Therapy’s Blissful Dreams Lavender Pillow Spray onto your linens during your bedtime routine.
The sleep spray has been third-party tested on rayon, polished cotton, silk, leather, pleather, and carpet, but the brand recommends that you first test it on an inconspicuous spot on your sheets to make sure it doesn’t stain first.
This 230ml bottle is priced at S$23.40, making it one of the better-budget sleep spray options on our list.
Plant Therapy Blissful Dreams Lavender Pillow Spray retails for RM63 on Lazada.
Bath & Body Works Eucalyptus Spearmint Essential Oil Mist
Bath & Body Works’ Aromatherapy collection boasts scents that are ultra-fresh, soothing, and natural – set apart from the rest of the sweeter fragrances that the brand features.
The Eucalyptus Spearmint Essential Oil Mist is a particularly fresh, herbal aroma that powerfully melts away your tensions in a moment; it’s the perfect sleep spray for those who adore herbaceous (rather than fruity or floral) flavours.
Mist some onto your pillow and bedsheets, and you’ll be drifting happily in slumberland in no time. Psst! You can also pair the sleep spray with other stress-relieving products in the collection like body washes and moisturisers too.
Bath & Body Works Eucalyptus Spearmint Essential Oil Mist retails for RM90 at Bath & Body Works stores in Malaysia.
Votary Pillow Spray Lavender And Chamomile
Votary’s Pillow Spray in Lavendar and Chamomile boasts scents of French lavender, Damask roses, and chamomile tea, meant to capture the fragrance of “a country garden at dusk”. These fragrances in the sleep spray easily help to calm the mind and soothe the senses, making it truly the scent of dreams.
However, you might want to… sleep on it (pun intended) before you make a purchase, no thanks to its steep price tag. Though the expensive, embossed bottle makes a weighty addition to the bedside table, some think it’s too much of a splurge for a sleep spray.
Votary Pillow Spray Lavender And Chamomile retails for RM165 on Sephora.
Dr Teal’s Sleep Spray with Melatonin & Essential Oils
On top of an essential oil blend to ease your body into a state of calm, Dr Teal’s sleep spray also features melatonin, a hormone that’s produced by the body in response to darkness and known for regulating sleep cycles.
With higher melatonin levels, your body will feel calm and sleepy, which is why this mist is so effective at helping you dose off quickly.
However, some advise that melatonin is a better short-term (than long-term) solution for sleep, so it’s best that you consult your doctor before taking to Dr Teal’s Sleep Spray with Melatonin & Essential Oils.
Dr Teal’s Sleep Spray with Melatonin & Essential Oils retails for RM79 on Shopee.