Sleeping sprays: real or waste of money?

You’ve probably heard of sleeping pills, but what about sleeping sprays? These new inventions are slowly gaining the market’s attention. Here are the answers to some questions you’re probably asking yourself.

What are sleeping sprays?

These products are exactly what their name indicates: sleep-inducing sprays that will help you fall asleep faster. If you look at the ingredients, you’ll find water, some fragrances, an amino acid called tyrosine, and melatonin. The last one is considered the “sleeping hormone”, as it regulates the sleep cycle.

Sleeping sprays include melatonin, the same hormone your body produces to fall asleep and wake up.

How do sleeping sprays work?

The instructions are pretty simple: you just need to decide when you’d like to fall asleep and, one hour earlier, spray your neck or your pillow a couple of times. Through the use of melatonin and natural smells (like chamomille and lavender), the spray helps the body in regulating the sleep cycle and inducing sleep.

What’s the difference between sleeping pills and sleeping sprays?

The difference between sleeping sprays and pills is also the main reason why the first one is more effective: the delivery method for melatonin. While pills need to include a higher dose of this hormone because most of it doesn’t get past the liver, sleeping sprays have it absorbed by the pineal gland in the skin.

Who will benefit the most from sleeping sprays?

While many people can use the spray, according to each brand’s manual, it’s people with anxiety and depression that may get the most out of sleeping sprays. Not only will it help cure sleeping troubles, but it’ll also change their approach to sleep overall by creating an association between this action and calming scents like chamomile.

Chamomile, one popular fragrance among sleeping sprays, is very useful when dealing with the effects of anxiety and depression.

What are other pieces of information to consider?

Firstly, there’s no need to worry if you’re sensitive to strong smells, as the fragrances used are natural and subtle. Additionally, for those with sensitive skin, there are dermatologically-tested options. You can also trust your sleeping spray to work for at least 3 months, if you use the spray 2 to 3 times a day, although it’s probably best to check the manual for a more accurate prediction.

Victoria Thais

A trip to India was all it took for Victoria to realise that meditation is not a fancy word for sitting around in silence. It truly changed Victoria’s life to a less stressful and more mindful one. Now a freelance consultant and journalist, Victoria joined KOKO to share her knowledge on those little things that are life so much better, and cosier.+ info

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